Please note

We recently released manage Lists, a Twitter API v2 endpoint that has similar functionality to this one. The new version is currently in development and serves adequate access for the majority of developers on our platform. While elevated levels of access are coming soon, developers in need of higher levels of access should continue to use this endpoint along with the Twitter API v2 version.

POST lists/create

Creates a new list for the authenticated user. Note that you can create up to 1000 lists per account.

Resource URL

https://api.twitter.com/1.1/lists/create.json

Resource Information

Response formats JSON
Requires authentication? Yes
Rate limited? Yes

Parameters

Name Required Description Default Value Example
name required The name for the list. A list's name must start with a letter and can consist only of 25 or fewer letters, numbers, "-", or "_" characters.
mode optional Whether your list is public or private. Values can be public or private . If no mode is specified the list will be public.
description optional The description to give the list.

Example Request

POST https://api.twitter.com/1.1/lists/create.json?name=Goonies&mode=public&description=For%20life

Example Response

{
   "created_at":"Fri Nov 04 21:22:36 +0000 2011",
   "slug":"goonies",
   "name":"Goonies",
   "full_name":"@kurrik/goonies",
   "description":"For life",
   "mode":"public",
   "following":false,
   "user":{
      "geo_enabled":true,
      "profile_background_image_url_https":"https://si0.twimg.com/profile_background_images/342542280/background7.png",
      "profile_background_color":"8fc1ff",
      "protected":false,
      "default_profile":false,
      "listed_count":127,
      "profile_background_tile":true,
      "created_at":"Thu Jul 19 15:58:07 +0000 2007",
      "friends_count":291,
      "name":"Arne Roomann-Kurrik",
      "profile_sidebar_fill_color":"c7e0ff",
      "notifications":false,
      "utc_offset":-28800,
      "profile_image_url_https":"https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/24229162/arne001_normal.jpg",
      "description":"Developer Advocate at Twitter, practitioner of dark sandwich arts. ",
      "display_url":"roomanna.com",
      "following":false,
      "verified":false,
      "favourites_count":190,
      "profile_sidebar_border_color":"6baeff",
      "followers_count":1705,
      "profile_image_url":"http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/24229162/arne001_normal.jpg",
      "default_profile_image":false,
      "contributors_enabled":false,
      "deactivated_bit":false,
      "statuses_count":1935,
      "profile_use_background_image":true,
      "location":"Scan Francesco",
      "id_str":"7588892",
      "show_all_inline_media":false,
      "profile_text_color":"000000",
      "screen_name":"kurrik",
      "follow_request_sent":false,
      "profile_background_image_url":"http://a2.twimg.com/profile_background_images/342542280/background7.png",
      "url":"http://t.co/SSiVavc4",
      "expanded_url":"http://roomanna.com",
      "is_translator":false,
      "time_zone":"Pacific Time (US & Canada)",
      "profile_link_color":"0084B4",
      "id":7588892,
      "entities":{
         "urls":[

         ],
         "user_mentions":[

         ],
         "hashtags":[

         ]
      },
      "suspended":false,
      "lang":"en"
   },
   "member_count":0,
   "id_str":"58300198",
   "subscriber_count":0,
   "id":58300198,
   "uri":"/kurrik/goonies"
}