Please note

We recently released manage mutes, 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 mutes/users/destroy

Un-mutes the user specified in the ID parameter for the authenticating user.

Returns the unmuted user when successful. Returns a string describing the failure condition when unsuccessful.

Actions taken in this method are asynchronous. Changes will be eventually consistent.

Resource URL

https://api.twitter.com/1.1/mutes/users/destroy.json

Resource Information

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

Parameters

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

Example Request

POST https://api.twitter.com/1.1/mutes/users/destroy.json?screen_name=evilpiper

Example Response

{
  "id": 54931584,
  "id_str": "54931584",
  "name": "Evil Piper",
  "screen_name": "evilpiper",
  "location": "",
  "description": "mwah-ha-haaaaa",
  "url": null,
  "entities": {
    "description": {
      "urls": [

      ]
    }
  },
  "protected": false,
  "followers_count": 16,
  "friends_count": 10,
  "listed_count": 0,
  "created_at": "Wed Jul 08 15:40:42 +0000 2009",
  "favourites_count": 1,
  "utc_offset": 3600,
  "time_zone": "London",
  "geo_enabled": false,
  "verified": false,
  "statuses_count": 71,
  "lang": "en",
  "status": {
    "created_at": "Tue Apr 15 00:10:23 +0000 2014",
    "id": 455860653731753984,
    "id_str": "455860653731753984",
    "text": "Super cool app to install http://t.co/ZiH6VOqLB3",
    "source": "Twitter for  iPhone",
    "truncated": false,
    "in_reply_to_status_id": null,
    "in_reply_to_status_id_str": null,
    "in_reply_to_user_id": null,
    "in_reply_to_user_id_str": null,
    "in_reply_to_screen_name": null,
    "geo": null,
    "coordinates": null,
    "place": null,
    "contributors": null,
    "retweet_count": 0,
    "favorite_count": 0,
    "entities": {
      "hashtags": [

      ],
      "symbols": [

      ],
      "urls": [
        {
          "url": "http://t.co/ZiH6VOqLB3",
          "expanded_url": "http://cards-demo.cfapps.io/owntracks.html",
          "display_url": "cards-demo.cfapps.io/owntracks.html",
          "indices": [
            26,
            48
          ]
        }
      ],
      "user_mentions": [

      ]
    },
    "favorited": false,
    "retweeted": false,
    "possibly_sensitive": false,
    "lang": "en"
  },
  "contributors_enabled": false,
  "is_translator": false,
  "is_translation_enabled": false,
  "profile_background_color": "1A1B1F",
  "profile_background_image_url": "http://abs.twimg.com/images/themes/theme1/bg.png",
  "profile_background_image_url_https": "https://abs.twimg.com/images/themes/theme1/bg.png",
  "profile_background_tile": false,
  "profile_image_url": "http://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/307611594/evil_normal.png",
  "profile_image_url_https": "https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/307611594/evil_normal.png",
  "profile_link_color": "A6001E",
  "profile_sidebar_border_color": "181A1E",
  "profile_sidebar_fill_color": "949399",
  "profile_text_color": "120312",
  "profile_use_background_image": false,
  "default_profile": false,
  "default_profile_image": false,
  "following": true,
  "follow_request_sent": false,
  "notifications": false,
  "muting": true
}