We've recently released the following endpoints within the Twitter API v2 . 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 to v2 soon, developers in need of higher levels of access either continue using the v1.1 versions or explore our v1.1 premium or enterprise APIs to see if one of those products will work with your use case.
|v1.1 endpoints||Corresponding v2 endpoints|
|User lookup||Comparison guide|
|Follows lookup||Comparison guide|
|Manage follows||Comparison guide|
Please use the comparison guides to see what has changed between the standard v1.1 and v2 versions.
The following API endpoints can be used to programmatically follow users, search for users, and get user information:
|Friends and followers||POST friendships||Get user info|
For more details, please see the individual endpoint information within the API reference section.
To avoid confusion around the term "friends" and "followers" with respect to the API endpoints, below is a definition of each:
Friends - we refer to "friends" as the Twitter users that a specific user follows (e.g., following). Therefore, the GET friends/ids endpoint returns a collection of user IDs that the specified user follows.
Followers - refers to the Twitter users that follow a specific user. Therefore, making a request to the GET followers/ids endpoint returns a collection of user IDs for every user following the specified user.