POST direct_messages/mark_read

POST direct_messages/mark_read

Marks a message as read in the recipient’s Direct Message conversation view with the sender.

Resource URL

Resource Information

Response formats JSON
Content-Type application/json
Requires authentication? Yes (user context only)
Rate limited? Yes
Requests / 15-min window (user auth) 1000 / 15 minutes


last_read_event_id (required) The message ID of the most recent message to be marked read. All messages before it will be marked read as well.
recipient_id (required) The user ID of the user the message is from.

Example request using Twurl

twurl -X POST /1.1/direct_messages/mark_read.json -d "last_read_event_id=8754578330382663743" -d "recipient_id=3805104374" 

HTTP Response Codes

Response contains no body.

Code Message
204 Read receipt successfully sent.
400 Missing or invalid parameter(s) included in request.

Webhook Event

If using the Account Activity API, the following JSON payload will be sent to your webhook for all subscribed users.

  "direct_message_mark_read_events": [
      "created_timestamp": "1288834974657",
      "sender_id": "2244994945",
      "last_read_event_id": "877260925346103299",
      "target": {
        "recipient_id": "3805104374"
  "users": {
    // hydrated user objects