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/subscribers/create

Subscribes the authenticated user to the specified list.

Resource URL

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

Resource Information

Response formats JSON
Requires authentication? Yes
Rate limited? Yes

Parameters

Name Required Description Default Value Example
owner_screen_name optional The screen name of the user who owns the list being requested by a slug .
owner_id optional The user ID of the user who owns the list being requested by a slug .
list_id required The numerical id of the list.
slug required You can identify a list by its slug instead of its numerical id. If you decide to do so, note that you'll also have to specify the list owner using the owner_id or owner_screen_name parameters.

Example Request

POST https://api.twitter.com/1.1/lists/subscribers/create.json?slug=team&owner_screen_name=twitter

Example Response

{
   "created_at":"Wed Sep 23 01:18:01 +0000 2009",
   "slug":"team",
   "name":"Team",
   "full_name":"@twitter/team",
   "description":"",
   "mode":"public",
   "following":false,
   "user":{
      "geo_enabled":true,
      "profile_background_color":"ACDED6",
      "protected":false,
      "profile_background_tile":false,
      "created_at":"Tue Feb 20 14:35:54 +0000 2007",
      "profile_image_url_https":"https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/1124040897/at-twitter_normal.png",
      "name":"Twitter",
      "favourites_count":16,
      "profile_sidebar_fill_color":"F6F6F6",
      "default_profile_image":false,
      "notifications":false,
      "utc_offset":-28800,
      "description":"Always wondering what's happening. ",
      "display_url":null,
      "deactivated_bit":false,
      "statuses_count":1218,
      "following":false,
      "verified":true,
      "profile_sidebar_border_color":"EEEEEE",
      "followers_count":6619949,
      "profile_image_url":"http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/1124040897/at-twitter_normal.png",
      "contributors_enabled":true,
      "follow_request_sent":false,
      "profile_use_background_image":true,
      "location":"San Francisco, CA",
      "id_str":"783214",
      "is_translator":false,
      "show_all_inline_media":true,
      "profile_text_color":"333333",
      "screen_name":"twitter",
      "profile_background_image_url":"http://a1.twimg.com/images/themes/theme18/bg.gif",
      "url":"http://blog.twitter.com/",
      "expanded_url":null,
      "default_profile":false,
      "profile_background_image_url_https":"https://si0.twimg.com/images/themes/theme18/bg.gif",
      "time_zone":"Pacific Time (US & Canada)",
      "profile_link_color":"038543",
      "id":783214,
      "entities":{
         "urls":[

         ],
         "user_mentions":[

         ],
         "hashtags":[

         ]
      },
      "suspended":false,
      "listed_count":66018,
      "lang":"en",
      "friends_count":695
   },
   "member_count":643,
   "id_str":"574",
   "subscriber_count":76779,
   "id":574,
   "uri":"/twitter/team"
}