POST /2/tweets/search/stream/rules

Add or delete rules to your stream.

To create one or more rules, submit an add JSON body with an array of rules and operators. Similarly, to delete one or more rules, submit a delete JSON body with an array of list of existing rule IDs.



Endpoint URL

https://api.twitter.com/2/tweets/search/stream/rules

Authentication and rate limits

Authentication methods
supported by this endpoint

OAuth 2.0 Bearer token

Rate limit

450 requests per 15-minute window (app auth)

Learn more about rate limits.



Query parameters

NameTypeDescription
dry_run
 Optional 
booleanSet to true to test a the syntax of your rule without submitting it. This is useful if you want to check the syntax of a rule before removing one or more of your existing rules.


JSON body parameters

NameTypeDescription
add
 Required 
arraySpecifies the operation you want to perform on the rules.
add.tag
 Optional 
stringThe tag label. This is a free-form text you can use to identify the rules that matched a specific Tweet in the streaming response. Tags can be the same across rules.
add.value
 Required 
stringThe rule text. Up to 512 characters are allowed.
delete
 Required 
objectSpecifies the operation you want to perform on the rules.
delete.ids
 Required 
arrayArray of rule IDs, each one representing a rule already active in your stream. IDs must be submitted as strings.


Example requests

  • Add rules
  • Validate rules
  • Delete rules
curl -X POST 'https://api.twitter.com/2/tweets/search/stream/rules' \
-H "Content-type: application/json" \
-H "Authorization: Bearer $BEARER_TOKEN" -d \
'{
  "add": [
    {"value": "cat has:media", "tag": "cats with media"},
    {"value": "cat has:media -grumpy", "tag": "happy cats with media"},
    {"value": "meme", "tag": "funny things"},
    {"value": "meme has:images"}
  ]
}'
curl -X POST 'https://api.twitter.com/2/tweets/search/stream/rules?dry_run=true' \
-H "Content-type: application/json" \
-H "Authorization: Bearer $BEARER_TOKEN" -d \
'{
  "add": [
    {"value": "cat has:media", "tag": "cats with media"},
    {"value": "cat has:media -grumpy", "tag": "happy cats with media"}
  ]
}'
curl -X POST 'https://api.twitter.com/2/tweets/search/stream/rules' \
  -H "Content-type: application/json" \
  -H "Authorization: Bearer $BEARER_TOKEN" -d \
  '{
    "delete": {
      "ids": [
        "1165037377523306498",
        "1165037377523306499"
      ]
    }
  }'

Example responses

  • Create rules
  • Validate rules
  • Success
{
    "data": [
        {
            "value": "meme",
            "tag": "funny things",
            "id": "1166895166390583299"
        },
        {
            "value": "cats has:media -grumpy",
            "tag": "happy cats with media",
            "id": "1166895166390583296"
        },
        {
            "value": "cat has:media",
            "tag": "cats with media",
            "id": "1166895166390583297"
        },
        {
            "value": "meme has:images",
            "id": "1166895166390583298"
        }

    ],
    "meta": {
        "sent": "2019-08-29T02:07:42.205Z",
        "summary": {
            "created": 4,
            "not_created": 0
        }
    }
}
{
    "data": [
        {
            "value": "meme",
            "tag": "funny things",
            "id": "1166895166390583299"
        },
        {
            "value": "cats has:media -grumpy",
            "tag": "happy cats with media",
            "id": "1166895166390583296"
        },
        {
            "value": "cat has:media",
            "tag": "cats with media",
            "id": "1166895166390583297"
        },
        {
            "value": "meme has:images",
            "id": "1166895166390583298"
        }

    ],
    "meta": {
        "sent": "2019-08-29T02:07:42.205Z",
        "summary": {
            "created": 4,
            "not_created": 0
        }
    }
}
{
  "meta": {
    "sent": "2019-08-29T01:48:54.633Z",
    "summary": {
      "deleted": 1,
      "not_deleted": 0
    }
  }
}

Response fields

NameTypeDescription
idstringUnique identifier of this rule. This is returned as a string in order to avoid complications with languages and tools that cannot handle large integers.
valuestringThe rule text as submitted when creating the rule.
tagstringThe tag label as defined when creating the rule.
meta.sentnumberThe time when the request body was returned.
errorsobjectContains details about errors that affected any of the requested Tweets. See Status codes and error messages for more details.

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