DELETE /2/users/:source_user_id/following/:target_user_id

Allows a user ID to unfollow another user.

The request succeeds with no action when the source user sends a request to a user they're not following or have already unfollowed.

Endpoint URL

Authentication and rate limits

Authentication methods
supported by this endpoint

OAuth 1.0a User context

Rate limit

50 requests per 15-minute window (user auth)

Learn more about rate limits.

Path parameters

stringThe user ID who you would like to initiate the unfollow on behalf of. It must match the username of the authenticating user.
stringThe user ID of the user that you would like the source_user_id to unfollow.

Example requests

  • cURL
  • twurl
      curl -X DELETE -H "Authorization: OAuth $OAUTH_SIGNATURE"
      twurl -X DELETE /2/users/2244994945/following/6253282


Example responses

  • Successful response
  "data": {
      "following": false

Response fields

followingbooleanIndicates whether the source user is following the specified user as a result of this request. This value is false for a successful the unfollow request.
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