POST blocks/destroy

Please note

We recently released manage blocks, 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 blocks/destroy

Un-blocks the user specified in the ID parameter for the authenticating user. Returns the un-blocked user when successful. If relationships existed before the block was instantiated, they will not be restored.

Resource URL

Resource Information

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


Name Required Description Default Value Example
screen_name optional The screen name of the potentially blocked user. Helpful for disambiguating when a valid screen name is also a user ID. noradio
user_id optional The ID of the potentially blocked user. Helpful for disambiguating when a valid user ID is also a valid screen name. 12345
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 objects.

Example Request


Example Response

    "contributors_enabled": true,
    "created_at": "Sat May 09 17:58:22 +0000 2009",
    "default_profile": false,
    "default_profile_image": false,
    "description": "I taught your phone that thing you like.  The Mobile Partner Engineer @Twitter. ",
    "entities": {
        "description": {
            "urls": []
    "favourites_count": 586,
    "follow_request_sent": false,
    "followers_count": 10622,
    "following": false,
    "friends_count": 1181,
    "geo_enabled": true,
    "id": 38895958,
    "id_str": "38895958",
    "is_translator": false,
    "lang": "en",
    "listed_count": 190,
    "location": "San Francisco",
    "name": "Sean Cook",
    "notifications": false,
    "profile_background_color": "1A1B1F",
    "profile_background_image_url": "",
    "profile_background_image_url_https": "",
    "profile_background_tile": true,
    "profile_image_url": "",
    "profile_image_url_https": "",
    "profile_link_color": "2FC2EF",
    "profile_sidebar_border_color": "181A1E",
    "profile_sidebar_fill_color": "252429",
    "profile_text_color": "666666",
    "profile_use_background_image": true,
    "protected": false,
    "screen_name": "theSeanCook",
    "show_all_inline_media": true,
    "statuses_count": 2609,
    "time_zone": "Pacific Time (US & Canada)",
    "url": null,
    "utc_offset": -28800,
    "verified": false