These endpoints provide similar functionality to v1.1 GET users/show, v1.1 GET users/lookup, and Labs User lookup, and will eventually replace those endpoints. To see what's new with v2, you can view our comparison guide.

Learn more about the new Twitter API v2: Early Access.


The RESTful endpoint uses the GET method to return information about a user or group of users, specified by a user ID or a username. The response includes one or many user objects, which deliver fields such as the Follower count, location, pinned Tweet ID, and profile bio. Responses can also optionally include expansions to return the full Tweet object for a user’s pinned Tweet, including the Tweet text, author, and other Tweet fields. 

This endpoint is commonly used to receive up-to-date details on a user, to verify that a user exists, or to update your stored details following a compliance event.

To access this endpoint, you must have an approved developer account, and have activated the new developer portal. When authenticating, you must use keys and tokens from a developer App that is located within a Project. Learn more about getting access to the Twitter API v2 endpoints in our "Getting started" page.

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