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Response codes and errors

The Twitter API enables programmatic access to Twitter in unique and advanced ways. Use it to analyze, learn from, and interact with Tweets, Direct Messages, users, and other key Twitter resources.

Successful responses are indicated with a 200-series HTTP code and a JSON-based payload containing the object(s) requested, created, modified, or deleted along with an expression of the server’s interpretation of your request.

Error responses are served with a non-200-series HTTP code. Different error codes indicate different reasons for an error. The Twitter API attempts to return appropriate HTTP status codes for every request.

 

Twitter API HTTP status codes

Code

Text

Version

Description

Troubleshooting tips

 

Code

200

Text

OK

Version

v1.1
v2

Description

The request was successful!

Troubleshooting tips

 

Code

304

Text

Not Modified

Version

v1.1

Description

There was no new data to return.

Troubleshooting tips

 

Code

400

Text

Bad Request

Version

v1.1
v2

Description

The request was invalid or cannot be otherwise served. An accompanying error message will explain further. Requests without authentication or with invalid query parameters are considered invalid and will yield this response.

Troubleshooting tips

Double check the format of your JSON query. For example, if your rule contains double-quote characters associated with an exact-match or other operator, you may need to escape them using a backslash to distinguish them from the structure of the JSON format. Read more.

 

Code

401

Text

Unauthorized

Version

v1.1
v2

Description

There was a problem authenticating your request. This could be due to missing or incorrect authentication credentials. This may also be returned in other undefined circumstances.

Troubleshooting tips

Check that you are using the correct authentication method and that your credentials are correct.

 

Code

403

Text

Forbidden

Version

v1.1
v2

Description

The request is understood, but it has been refused or access is not allowed. An accompanying error message will explain why.

Troubleshooting tips

Check that your data plan includes access to the endpoint you’re trying to use. You may also need to get your App allowlisted (e.g. Engagement API) or sign up for access (e.g. Twitter Developer Labs).

 

Code

404

Text

Not Found

Version

v1.1
v2

Description

The URI requested is invalid or the resource requested, such as a user, does not exist.

Troubleshooting tips

Check that you are using valid parameters and the correct URI for the endpoint you’re using.

 

Code

406

Text

Not Acceptable

Version

v1.1

Description

Returned when an invalid format is specified in the request. Generally, this occurs where your client fails to properly include the headers to accept gzip encoding, but can occur in other circumstances as well.

Troubleshooting tips

Check that you are correctly passing expected query parameters, including expected headers, in your request.

 

Code

410

Text

Gone

Version

v1.1

Description

This resource is gone. Used to indicate that an API endpoint has been turned off.

Troubleshooting tips

 

Code

422

Text

Unprocessable Entity

Version

v1.1

Description

Returned when the data is unable to be processed.

Troubleshooting tips

Check that the data you are sending in your request is valid. For example, this data could be the JSON body of your request or an image.

 

Code

429

Text

Too Many Requests

Version

v1.1
v2

Description

Returned when a request cannot be served due to the App's rate limit having been exhausted for the resource. See Rate Limiting.

Troubleshooting tips

Check the number of requests per timeframe allowed with the endpoint you’re using. Wait for the timeframe to reset. Space out your requests to ensure you don’t hit rate limits or upgrade to the next available data plan.

 

Code

500

Text

Internal Server Error

Version

v1.1
v2

Description

Something is broken. This is usually a temporary error, for example in a high load situation or if an endpoint is temporarily having issues.

Troubleshooting tips

Check the Twitter API status page or the developer community forum in case others are having similar issues, or simply wait and try again later.

 

Code

502

Text

Bad Gateway

Version

v1.1

Description

Twitter is down, or being upgraded

Troubleshooting tips

Check the Twitter API status page or the developer community forum in case others are having similar issues, or simply wait and try again later.

 

Code

503

Text

Service Unavailable

Version

v1.1
v2

Description

The Twitter servers are up, but overloaded with requests. Try again later.

Troubleshooting tips

Check the Twitter API status page or the developer community forum in case others are having similar issues, or simply wait and try again later.

 

Code

504

Text

Gateway Timeout

Version

v1.1

Description

The Twitter servers are up, but the request couldn’t be serviced due to some failure within the internal stack. Try again later.

Troubleshooting tips

Check the Twitter API status page or the developer community forum in case others are having similar issues, or simply wait and try again later.

When an error is incurred during a request, detailed information about the error is returned in the response body to aid in diagnosing the problem. A type field, which is a URI, indicates the nature of the problem, while additional fields provide details about the problem. The type, title, and detail fields will always be returned in these bodies (see table below). Any additional fields, as in the example below, will vary depending on the type of the error.

      {
  "client_id": "101010101",
  "required_enrollment": "Standard Basic",
  "registration_url": "https://developer.twitter.com/en/account",
  "title": "Client Forbidden",
  "detail": "This request must be made using an approved developer account that is enrolled in the requested endpoint. Learn more by visiting our documentation.",
  "reason": "client-not-enrolled",
  "type": "https://api.twitter.com/2/problems/client-forbidden"
}
    
 

Partial errors

In some cases you may see the errors detailed above in a response that returned a 200 status code. In those cases, the endpoint is designed to return the data that it can, while providing detailed errors about what it could not return.

For example, the Tweets lookup endpoint allows a Twitter developer App to request more than one ID. If some of those Tweets are available, but one of them has been deleted, the available Tweets would be returned in the data field of the response. An additional errors field would be returned in the payload, indicating which requested Tweet(s) could not be returned. The same format is used as full request errors to make diagnosing issues easier.

 

Error information

Each problem type indicates the nature of the problem encountered. A full list of problems that you can run into can be found in our API specification as well.

The Twitter API attempts to return appropriate HTTP status codes for every request.

Title

Type

Description

 

Title

Generic Problem

Type

about:blank

Description

A generic problem with no additional information beyond that provided by the HTTP status code.

 

Title

Invalid Request Problem

Type

https://api.twitter.com/2/problems/invalid-request

Description

A problem that indicates this request is invalid.

 

Title

Resource Not Found Problem

Type

https://api.twitter.com/2/problems/resource-not-found

Description

A problem that indicates that a given Tweet, User, etc. does not exist.

 

Title

Resource Unauthorized Problem

Type

https://api.twitter.com/2/problems/not-authorized-for-resource

Description

A problem that indicates you are not allowed to see a particular Tweet, User, etc.

 

Title

Client Forbidden Problem

Type

https://api.twitter.com/2/problems/client-forbidden

Description

A problem that indicates your client is forbidden from making this request.

 

Title

Disallowed Resource Problem

Type

https://api.twitter.com/2/problems/disallowed-resource

Description

A problem that indicates that the resource requested violates the precepts of this API.

 

Title

Unsupported Authentication Problem

Type

https://api.twitter.com/2/problems/unsupported-authentication

Description

A problem that indicates that the authentication used is not supported.

 

Title

Usage Capped Problem

Type

https://api.twitter.com/2/problems/usage-capped

Description

A problem that indicates that a usage cap has been exceeded.

 

Title

Connection Exception Problem

Type

https://api.twitter.com/2/problems/streaming-connection

Description

A problem that indicates something is wrong with the connection.

 

Title

Client Disconnected Problem

Type

https://api.twitter.com/2/problems/client-disconnected

Description

Your client has gone away.

 

Title

Operational Disconnect Problem

Type

https://api.twitter.com/2/problems/operational-disconnect

Description

You have been disconnected for operational reasons.

 

Title

Rule Cap Problem

Type

https://api.twitter.com/2/problems/rule-cap

Description

You have exceeded the maximum number of rules.

 

Title

Invalid Rules Problem

Type

https://api.twitter.com/2/problems/invalid-rules

Description

The rule you have submitted is invalid.

 

Title

Duplicate Rules Problem

Type

https://api.twitter.com/2/problems/duplicate-rules

Description

The rule you have submitted is a duplicate.

See below for machine-parseable error codes.

 

Troubleshooting tips

 

Debugging your code

When building an application, it’s normal to run into errors or unexpected issues from time to time. Below are some tips for how you can debug your code: 

Start by breaking down the issue into smaller parts to identify where the problem lies. For example, if you’re integrating a REST or a streaming endpoint, the issue could lie with any of the following items:

  • The endpoint requires proper authentication.
  • The endpoint requires valid parameters and headers. Any filtering rules are built using the correct operators and proper syntax.
  • The endpoint’s URI must be correct and, in the case of REST endpoints, the correct HTTP method must be used.
  • The data or resource you are trying to access is not accessible to you (for example, private data is only available to authenticated users).
  • Your current data package gives you access to certain endpoints only and to specific rate limits. Check out your developer portal for more details.
  • Your code uses a third-party library to integrate the endpoint in your code.
  • Your code needs to successfully parse the endpoint response.

Read the accompanying error message. This should give you a good indication of what the problem is. Use the tables in the error and response codes section for troubleshooting tips specific to each error code.

For REST endpoints, you can use a REST client like Postman or Insomnia to validate steps (1) to (5) above (review our “Getting started with Postman” guide). If the request with the REST client returns a 200 success status code, you can assume that the issue lies with your code or the library that you are using; not with the endpoint request itself.

For streaming endpoints, you can use cURL (a command-line tool for getting or sending requests using the URL syntax) to check if the issue lies with the request to the endpoint (steps (1) to (5) above) or with your code itself (steps (6) to (7) above).

 

Troubleshooting authentication issues

    • Check that you are using the proper authentication method required for the endpoint. This can be identified via the endpoint’s API reference page.

    • Check that your authentication credentials are correct. You can check or regenerate your App keys and tokens in the Apps section of your developer dashboard (under “Details”).

    • Check that you have properly authorized your OAuth 1.0a request with oauth_nonce, oauth_signature, and oauth_timestamp for your request.

    • If the issue persists, consider using an OAuth library, a REST client like Postman or Insomnia, or twurl.

    Review our guide on authentication for additional information on all of the above.

     

    Troubleshooting rate limiting issues

    A 429 ‘Too many requests’ error is returned when you exceed the maximum number of requests allowed for an endpoint per specified time period. 

    Note that rate limits are set per-application and per-user levels. 

    • Twitter App level indicates the number of requests allowed when using OAuth 2.0 Bearer Token, where rate limits are determined globally for the entire App. For example, if a method allows for 15 requests per rate limit window, then it allows you to make 15 requests per window on behalf of your Twitter App. This limit is considered completely separately from the user-level limit. Read more in our guide on OAuth 2.0 Bearer Token.
     
    • User-context level indicates the number of requests that can be made per user access token, when using OAuth 1.0a User Context. For example, if a method allows for 15 requests per rate limit window, then it allows 15 requests per window and per user access token. Read more in our guide on how to obtain a user’s access tokens.

    Start by checking the rate limits for the endpoint you are using. You can find this information in the endpoint’s API reference page and in the new developer portal dashboard.

    In some cases, you may be able to apply for elevated rate limits. For example, if needed, you can apply for elevated POST access - find out more.

    Review our documentation for additional information on rate limits, including how to use HTTP headers to track where your App is at for a given rate limit, how to recover from a rate limit 429 error code, and tips to avoid being rate limited in the first place:

     

     

    Troubleshooting missing Tweet issues

    Follow the steps below, if you expected a Tweet to be returned, but it wasn’t delivered by the endpoint.

    • Check your rule to ensure that you are using the correct operators and syntax. Break the rule into smaller clauses to ensure that you are using the correct syntax.

    • If the account from which the Tweet was sent was protected at the time the Tweet was created, the Tweet won’t be returned - even if the account is public at the time of the request to the endpoint. You can typically check this using Twitter Advanced Search: if a Tweet is not surfaced using the Twitter Advanced Search functionality, you should assume that it won’t be returned by the endpoint.

    The following steps apply to streaming endpoints only:

    • Were you connected to the stream when the Tweet was sent? Remember that the timestamp delivered in the Tweet object indicates time in UTC. If you experienced a disconnect when the Tweet was sent, review the recovery and redundancy features available to backfill any missed data.

    • Was your rule in place when the Tweet was sent? Remember that the timestamp delivered in the Tweet object indicates time in UTC.

     

    Troubleshooting webhook issues

     

    Code 32 - Could not authenticate you

    This error generally means that something is either malformed in the request, headers, authorization, or the URI that you are specifying. This is not an Account Activity API (premium or enterprise) error, it’s an authorization error and Twitter isn’t getting the proper OAuth setup or URI.

    • Premium - Make sure you have an approved developer account, have established a dev environment for the Account Activity API. You must use the proper environment name and App tokens in your request.

    • Enterprise - Make sure the consumer keys and access tokens you are using belong to a Twitter App that has been allowlisted for use of Enterprise products. If you don't have your consumer keys and access tokens, or need to allowlist your Twitter App, please reach out to your account manager.

    • If you are trying to register a webhook, the POST :env_name/webhooks endpoint requires that you replace :env_name with your environment name in the request. Also, this endpoint requires that you authenticate using OAuth1.0a User Context, meaning that you need to use the consumer keys and access tokens generated by the Twitter App that you selected as your designated dev environment.

    • If authenticating with OAuth1.0a User Context, make sure you have properly authorized your request with the proper oauth_nonce, oauth_signature, and oauth_timestamp.

    • Make sure that your access tokens have the proper permission level.

      1. When on the 'Keys and tokens' tab in the App section of your developer dashboard, please make sure that your access tokens have the 'Read, write, and direct messages' permission level

      2. If the tokens' permission level is set to anything less than this, please navigate to the 'Permissions' tab, adjust the access permission to 'Read, write, and direct messages', then regenerate your access tokens and secret from the 'Keys and tokens' tab.

    • Make sure that your URI is formed properly. Please keep in mind that :env_name is case sensitive.

    Code 200 - Forbidden

    • Premium - Make sure that you have an approved developer account before you try to make a request to the API. You also must use the proper :env_name in the request, which you can set up on the dev environments section of your developer portal.

    • Enterprise - Make sure that your account manager has set you up with access to the Account Activity API.

    • Make sure you have set up your URI properly. This error can trigger if you have entered the incorrect URI in your request.

    Code 214 - Webhook URI does not meet the requirements.

    Code 214 - High latency on CRC GET request. Your webhook should respond in less than 3 seconds.

    • This means that your server is slow. Make sure that you are responding to the CRC within 3 seconds.

    Code 214 - Non-200 response code during CRC GET request (i.e. 404, 500, etc).

    • Your server is down. Make sure that your server is running properly.

    Code 214 - Too many resources already created.

    • Enterprise - You have already used all of your webhooks. Use the GET webhooks endpoint with each of your allowlisted Apps to identify where your webhooks are distributed.

    Code 261 - App cannot perform write actions.

    • The App that you are using with the API does not have the proper permission level set for its access token and access token secret. Please navigate to the 'Keys and tokens' tab on the Twitter Apps dashboard and check the permission levels assigned to your access token and access token secret. If it is set to anything other than 'Read, write and Direct Messages,' then you are going to have to adjust the settings under the 'Permission' tab and regenerate your access token and access token secret to apply the new settings.

    • Alternatively, you are trying to register a webhook using OAuth 2.0 Bearer Token authentication, which is not supported. Please authenticate with OAuth1.0a User Context instead as noted in the API reference sections for registering a webhook for enterprise Account Activity API and premium Account Activity API.

     

    Troubleshooting full buffer disconnect issues

    You may get one of the following errors when your stream is not keeping up with the speed at which we are delivering data and your App isn't consuming the data from the stream fast enough:

    This stream has been disconnected because your client was unable to keep up with us.

    This stream has been disconnected for operational reasons.

    We allow delivery to get behind for a period of time, and we have a temporary staging buffer amount for each stream on our side; but if you don't catch up, we initiate a disconnect to allow you to reconnect at the current point in time. Please note that this may lead to data loss (for data that is within the buffer at the time of the full buffer disconnect).

    These can occur around large spikes in data. Generally, we recommend using a buffer process for consuming data quickly that is separate from the processing process.

    If you are an enterprise customer using v1.1 endpoints, you can find out more about optimizing your App to prevent disconnects like this in our articles on connection and on consuming streaming data here and here.

    There is a range of tools available for retrieving missed Tweets due to a disconnect, including the ones listed below. Note that the following tools are only available with v1.1 endpoints at enterprise level of access.

    • Redundant Connections - With multiple connections, consume the stream from multiple servers to prevent missed data when one is disconnected.

    • Replay - Recover data from within the last 5 days using a separate stream.

    • Backfill - Reconnect within 5 minutes and start from where you left off.

    • Historical PowerTrack - Recover data from the entire Twitter archive.
     

    Twitter API error codes

    In addition to descriptive error text, error messages contain machine-parseable codes. While the text for an error message may change, the codes will stay the same.

    The following table describes the codes which may appear when working with the Twitter API (note that the Ads API and some other resource families may present additional error codes). If an error response is not listed in the table, fall back to examining the HTTP status codes above in order to determine the best way to address the issue. Please also use the above tables for troubleshooting tips for each corresponding HTTP status code.

    Code

    Text

    Description

    Code

    3

    Text

    Invalid coordinates.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 400. The coordinates provided as parameters were not valid for the request.

    Code

    13

    Text

    No location associated with the specified IP address.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 404. It was not possible to derive a location for the IP address provided as a parameter on the geo search request.

    Code

    17

    Text

    No user matches for specified terms.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 404. It was not possible to find a user profile matching the parameters specified.

    Code

    32

    Text

    Could not authenticate you.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 401. There was an issue with the authentication data for the request.

    Code

    34

    Text

    Sorry, that page does not exist.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 404. The specified resource was not found.

    Code

    36

    Text

    You cannot report yourself for spam.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. You cannot use your own user ID in a report spam call.

    Code

    38

    Text

    <named> parameter is missing.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. The request is missing the <named> parameter (such as media, text, etc.) in the request.

    Code

    44

    Text

    attachment_url parameter is invalid.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 400. The URL value provided is not a URL that can be attached to this Tweet.

    Code

    50

    Text

    User not found.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 404. The user is not found.

    Code

    63

    Text

    User has been suspended.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403 The user account has been suspended and information cannot be retrieved.

    Code

    64

    Text

    Your account is suspended and is not permitted to access this feature.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. The access token being used belongs to a suspended user.

    Code

    68

    Text

    Some actions on this user's Tweet have been disabled by Twitter. The Twitter REST API v1 is no longer active. 

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 410. The request was made to a retired v1-era URL.

    Code

    87

    Text

    Client is not permitted to perform this action.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. The endpoint called is not a permitted URL.

    Code

    88

    Text

    Rate limit exceeded.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 429. The request limit for this resource has been reached for the current rate limit window.

    Code

    89

    Text

    Invalid or expired token.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. The access token used in the request is incorrect or has expired.

    Code

    92

    Text

    SSL is required.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. Only TLS v1.2 connections are allowed in the API. Update the request to a secure connection. See how to connect using TLS.

    Code

    93

    Text

    This App is not allowed to access or delete your Direct Messages.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. The OAuth token does not provide access to Direct Messages.

    Code

    99

    Text

    Unable to verify your credentials.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. The OAuth credentials cannot be validated. Check that the token is still valid.

    Code

    109

    Text

    The specified user is not found in this list.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 404. Not Found.

    Code

    110

    Text

    The user you are trying to remove from this list is not a member.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 400. Bad Request.

    Code

    120

    Text

    Account update failed: value is too long (maximum is nn characters).

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. Thrown when one of the values passed to the update_profile.json endpoint exceeds the maximum value currently permitted for that field. The error message will specify the allowable maximum number of nn characters.

    Code

    130

    Text

    Over capacity.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 503. Twitter is temporarily over capacity.

    Code

    131

    Text

    Internal error.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 500. An unknown internal error occurred.

    Code

    135

    Text

    Could not authenticate you.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 401. Timestamp out of bounds (often caused by a clock drift when authenticating - check your system clock).

    Code

    139

    Text

    You have already favorited this status.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. A Tweet cannot be favorited (liked) more than once.

    Code

    144

    Text

    No status found with that ID.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 404. The requested Tweet ID is not found (if it existed, it was probably deleted).

    Code

    150

    Text

    You cannot send messages to users who are not following you.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. Sending a Direct Message failed.

    Code

    151

    Text

    There was an error sending your message: reason.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. Sending a Direct Message failed. The reason value will provide more information.

    Code

    160

    Text

    You've already requested to follow the user.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. This was a duplicated follow request and a previous request was not yet acknowleged.

    Code

    161

    Text

    You are unable to follow more people at this time.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. Thrown when a user cannot follow another user due to reaching the limit. This limit is applied to each user individually, independent of the Apps they use to access the Twitter platform.

    Code

    179

    Text

    Sorry, you are not authorized to see this status.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. Thrown when a Tweet cannot be viewed by the authenticating user, usually due to the Tweet’s author having protected their Tweets.

    Code

    185

    Text

    User is over daily status update limit.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. Thrown when a Tweet cannot be posted due to the user having no allowance remaining to post. Despite the text in the error message indicating that this error is only thrown when a daily limit is reached, this error will be thrown whenever a posting limitation has been reached. Posting allowances have roaming windows of time of unspecified duration.

    Code

    186

    Text

    Tweet needs to be a bit shorter.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. The status text is too long.

    Code

    187

    Text

    Status is a duplicate.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. The status text has already been Tweeted by the authenticated account.

    Code

    195

    Text

    Missing or invalid url parameter.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403.  The request needs to have a valid url parameter.

    Code

    205

    Text

    You are over the limit for spam reports.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. The account limit for reporting spam has been reached. Try again later.

    Code

    214

    Text

    Owner must allow dms from anyone.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. The user is not set up to have open Direct Messages when trying to set up a welcome message.

    Code

    215

    Text

    Bad authentication data.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 400. The method requires authentication but it was not presented or was wholly invalid.

    Code

    220

    Text

    Your credentials do not allow access to this resource.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. The authentication token in use is restricted and cannot access the requested resource.

    Code

    226

    Text

    This request looks like it might be automated. To protect our users from spam and other malicious activity, we can’t complete this action right now.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. We constantly monitor and adjust our filters to block spam and malicious activity on the Twitter platform. These systems are tuned in real-time. If you get this response our systems have flagged the Tweet or Direct Message as possibly fitting this profile. If you believe that the Tweet or DM you attempted to create was flagged in error, report the details by filing a ticket at https://help.twitter.com/forms/platform.

    Code

    251

    Text

    This endpoint has been retired and should not be used.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 410. The App made a request to a retired URL.

    Code

    261

    Text

    Your App cannot perform write actions.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. Caused by the App being restricted from POST, PUT, or DELETE actions. Check the information on your App dashboard. You may also file a ticket at https://help.twitter.com/forms/platform.

    Code

    271

    Text

    You can’t mute yourself.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. The authenticated user account cannot mute itself.

    Code

    272

    Text

    You are not muting the specified user.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. The authenticated user account is not muting the account a call is attempting to unmute.

    Code

    323

    Text

    Animated GIFs are not allowed when uploading multiple images.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 400. Only one animated GIF may be attached to a single Tweet.

    Code

    324

    Text

    The validation of media ids failed.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 400. There was a problem with the media ID submitted with the Tweet.

    Code

    325

    Text

    A media id was not found.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 400. The media ID attached to the Tweet was not found.

    Code

    326

    Text

    To protect our users from spam and other malicious activity, this account is temporarily locked.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. The user should log in to https://twitter.com to unlock their account before the user token can be used.

    Code

    327

    Text

    You have already retweeted this Tweet.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. The user cannot retweet the same Tweet more than once.

    Code

    349

    Text

    You cannot send messages to this user.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. The sender does not have privileges to Direct Message the recipient.

    Code

    354

    Text

    The text of your direct message is over the max character limit.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. The message size exceeds the number of characters permitted in a Direct Message.

    Code

    355

    Text

    Subscription already exists.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 409 Conflict. Related to Account Activity API request to add a new subscription for an authenticated user.

    Code

    385

    Text

    You attempted to reply to a Tweet that is deleted or not visible to you.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. A reply can only be sent with reference to an existing public Tweet.

    Code

    386

    Text

    The Tweet exceeds the number of allowed attachment types.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. A Tweet is limited to a single attachment resource (media, Quote Tweet, etc.)

    Code

    407

    Text

    The given URL is invalid.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 400. A URL included in the Tweet could not be handled. This may be because a non-ASCII URL could not be converted, or for other reasons.

    Code

    415

    Text

    Callback URL not approved for this client App. Approved callback URLs can be adjusted in your App's settings.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. The App callback URLs must be allowlisted via the App details page in the developer portal. Only approved callback URLs may be used by the Twitter App. See the Callback URL documentation.

    Code

    416

    Text

    Invalid / suspended App.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 401. The App has been suspended and cannot be used with Sign-in with Twitter.

    Code

    417

    Text

    Desktop applications only support the oauth_callback value 'oob'.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 401. The App is attempting to use out-of-band PIN-based OAuth, but a callback URL has been specified in the App's settings.

    Code

    421

    Text

    This Tweet is no longer available.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 404. The Tweet cannot be retrieved. This may be for a number of reasons. Read about the Twitter Rules.

    Code

    422

    Text

    This Tweet is no longer available because it violated the Twitter Rules.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 404. The Tweet is not available in the API. Read about the Twitter Rules.

    Code

    425

    Text

    Some actions on this user's Tweet have been disabled by Twitter.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. Forbidden. Read about public-interest exceptions on Twitter.

    Code

    433

    Text

    The original Tweet author restricted who can reply to this Tweet.

    Description

    Corresponds with HTTP 403. Thrown when reply to a Tweet, and the author of that original Tweet limited who can reply. In this case, a reply can only be sent if the author follows or has been mentioned by the author of the original Tweet.

     

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