POST account/update_profile

Sets some values that users are able to set under the "Account" tab of their settings page. Only the parameters specified will be updated.

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Resource Information

Response formats JSON
Requires authentication? Yes (user context only)
Rate limited? Yes


Name Required Description Default Value Example
name optional Full name associated with the profile. Marcel Molina
url optional URL associated with the profile. Will be prepended with http:// if not present.
location optional The city or country describing where the user of the account is located. The contents are not normalized or geocoded in any way. San Francisco CA
description optional A description of the user owning the account. Flipped my wig at age 22 and it never grew back. Also: I work at Twitter.
profile_link_color optional Sets a hex value that controls the color scheme of links used on the authenticating user's profile page on This must be a valid hexadecimal value, and may be either three or six characters (ex: F00 or FF0000). This parameter replaces the deprecated (and separate) update_profile_colors API method. 0000FF
include_entities optional The entities node will not be included when set to false . false
skip_status optional When set to either true , t or 1 statuses will not be included in the returned user object.

Example Request


Example Response

    "contributors_enabled": false,
    "created_at": "Thu Aug 23 19:45:07 +0000 2012",
    "default_profile": false,
    "default_profile_image": false,
    "description": "Keep calm and rock on.",
    "favourites_count": 0,
    "follow_request_sent": false,
    "followers_count": 0,
    "following": false,
    "friends_count": 10,
    "geo_enabled": true,
    "id": 776627022,
    "id_str": "776627022",
    "is_translator": false,
    "lang": "en",
    "listed_count": 0,
    "location": "San Francisco, CA",
    "name": "Sean Cook",
    "notifications": false,
    "profile_background_color": "9AE4E8",
    "profile_background_image_url": "",
    "profile_background_image_url_https": "",
    "profile_background_tile": false,
    "profile_image_url": "",
    "profile_image_url_https": "",
    "profile_link_color": "0084B4",
    "profile_sidebar_border_color": "BDDCAD",
    "profile_sidebar_fill_color": "DDFFCC",
    "profile_text_color": "333333",
    "profile_use_background_image": true,
    "protected": false,
    "screen_name": "s0c1alm3dia",
    "show_all_inline_media": false,
    "statuses_count": 0,
    "time_zone": "Pacific Time (US & Canada)",
    "url": "",
    "utc_offset": -28800,
    "verified": false