Comparing Twitter API’s Likes endpoints

These guides will focus on the following areas:

  • API request parameters - The Twitter API v2 endpoint introduces a new set of request parameters. While some parameters will be familiar, especially for those integrating with Labs, there are many important differences such as the introduction of the fields and expansions parameters.
  • App and Project requirements - To access the Twitter API v2, you will need to use credentials from a developer App that is associated with a Project

 

Likes lookup

Users who have liked a Tweet

The liked users endpoint is new functionality for v2, allowing you to get information about a Tweet’s liking users.

Description Twitter API v2
HTTP methods supported GET
Host domain https://api.twitter.com
Endpoint path /2/tweets/:id/liking_users
Authentication

OAuth 2.0 Bearer Token

OAuth 1.0a User Context

Default request rate limits

75 requests per 15 min (per App)

75 requests per 15 min (per user)


Tweets liked by a user

The following tables compare the standard v1.1 GET favorites/list endpoint and the Twitter API v2 liked Tweets endpoints:

Description Standard v1.1 Twitter API v2
HTTP methods supported GET GET
Host domain https://api.twitter.com https://api.twitter.com
Endpoint path /1.1/favorites/list.json /2/users/:id/liked_tweets
Authentication OAuth 1.0a User Context

OAuth 2.0 Bearer Token

OAuth 1.0a User Context

Default request rate limits

75 requests per 24 hours

75 requests per 15 min (per App)

75 requests per 15 min (per user)


 

Manage Likes

The v2 manage Likes endpoints replace the v1.1 POST favorites/create and POST favorites/destroy endpoints.

The following tables compare the standard v1.1 and Twitter API v2 manage Like endpoints:

Like a Tweet

Description Standard v1.1 Twitter API v2
HTTP methods supported POST POST
Host domain https://api.twitter.com https://api.twitter.com
Endpoint path /1.1/favorites/create.json /2/users/:id/likes
Authentication OAuth 1.0a User Context OAuth 1.0a User Context
Default request rate limits

1000 requests per 24 hours (per user)

1000 requests per 24 hours (per App)

50 requests per 15 min (per user)

1000 requests per 24 hours (per user, shared with DELETE)

 

Unlike a Tweet

Description Standard v1.1 Twitter API v2
HTTP methods supported POST DELETE
Host domain https://api.twitter.com https://api.twitter.com
Endpoint path /1.1/favorites/destroy.json /2/users/:id/likes/:tweet_id
Authentication OAuth 1.0a User Context OAuth 1.0a User Context
Default request rate limits

1000 requests per 24 hours (per user)

1000 requests per 24 hours (per App)

50 requests per 15 min (per user)

1000 requests per 24 hours (per user, shared with POST)

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