Please note:

We launched a new version of the standard users/lookup and users/show endpoints as part of Twitter API v2: Early Access. If you are currently using any of these endpoints, you can use our migration materials to start working with the newer endpoint.


GET users/lookup


Returns fully-hydrated user objects for up to 100 users per request, as specified by comma-separated values passed to the user_id and/or screen_name parameters.

This method is especially useful when used in conjunction with collections of user IDs returned from GET friends / ids and GET followers / ids.

GET users / show is used to retrieve a single user object.

There are a few things to note when using this method.

  • You must be following a protected user to be able to see their most recent status update. If you don't follow a protected user their status will be removed.
  • The order of user IDs or screen names may not match the order of users in the returned array.
  • If a requested user is unknown, suspended, or deleted, then that user will not be returned in the results list.
  • If none of your lookup criteria can be satisfied by returning a user object, a HTTP 404 will be thrown.
  • You are strongly encouraged to use a POST for larger requests.

Resource URL

Resource Information

Response formats JSON
Requires authentication? Yes
Rate limited? Yes
Requests / 15-min window (user auth) 900
Requests / 15-min window (app auth) 300


Name Required Description Default Value Example
screen_name optional A comma separated list of screen names, up to 100 are allowed in a single request. You are strongly encouraged to use a POST for larger (up to 100 screen names) requests.   twitterapi twitter
user_id optional A comma separated list of user IDs, up to 100 are allowed in a single request. You are strongly encouraged to use a POST for larger requests.   783214 6253282
include_entities optional The entities node that may appear within embedded statuses will not be included when set to false.   false
tweet_mode optional Valid request values are compat and extended, which give compatibility mode and extended mode, respectively for Tweets that contain over 140 characters   false

Example Requests

$ curl --request GET 
  --url ',6253282' 
  --header 'authorization: OAuth oauth_consumer_key="consumer-key-for-app", 
  oauth_nonce="generated-nonce", oauth_signature="generated-signature", 
  oauth_signature_method="HMAC-SHA1", oauth_timestamp="generated-timestamp", 
$ twurl /1.1/users/lookup.json?user_id=783214,6253282,2244994945

Example Response


For more detail, see the user-object definition.

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