GET statuses/show/:id

GET statuses/show/:id

Returns a single Tweet, specified by the id parameter. The Tweet's author will also be embedded within the Tweet.

See GET statuses / lookup for getting Tweets in bulk (up to 100 per call). See also Embedded Timelines, Embedded Tweets, and GET statuses/oembed for tools to render Tweets according to Display Requirements.

About Geo

If there is no geotag for a status, then there will be an empty <geo></geo> or "geo" : {}. This can only be populated if the user has used the Geotagging API to send a statuses/update.

The JSON response mostly uses conventions laid out in GeoJSON. The coordinates that Twitter renders are reversed from the GeoJSON specification (GeoJSON specifies a longitude then a latitude, whereas Twitter represents it as a latitude then a longitude), eg: "geo": { "type":"Point", "coordinates":[37.78029, -122.39697] }

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Response formats JSON
Requires authentication? Yes
Rate limited? Yes
Requests / 15-min window (user auth) 900
Requests / 15-min window (app auth) 900


Name Required Description Default Value Example
id required The numerical ID of the desired Tweet. 123
trim_user optional When set to either true , t or 1 , each Tweet returned in a timeline will include a user object including only the status authors numerical ID. Omit this parameter to receive the complete user object. true
include_my_retweet optional When set to either true , t or 1 , any Tweets returned that have been retweeted by the authenticating user will include an additional current_user_retweet node, containing the ID of the source status for the retweet. true
include_entities optional The entities node will not be included when set to false. false
include_ext_alt_text optional If alt text has been added to any attached media entities, this parameter will return an ext_alt_text value in the top-level key for the media entity. If no value has been set, this will be returned as null true
include_card_uri optional When set to either true , t or 1 , the retrieved Tweet will include a card_uri attribute when there is an ads card attached to the Tweet and when that card was attached using the card_uri value. true
include_ext_edit_control optional

Must be set to true in order to return edited Tweet metadata as part of the Tweet object.


Note that historical Tweets may not contain edited Tweet metadata.


Example Request


Example Response

  "created_at": "Wed Oct 10 20:19:24 +0000 2018",
  "id": 1050118621198921728,
  "id_str": "1050118621198921728",
  "text": "To make room for more expression, we will now count all emojis as equal—including those with gender‍‍‍ and skin t…",
  "truncated": true,
  "entities": {
    "hashtags": [],
    "symbols": [],
    "user_mentions": [],
    "urls": [
        "url": "",
        "expanded_url": "",
        "display_url": "…",
        "indices": [
  "source": "<a href="" rel="nofollow">Twitter Web Client</a>",
  "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,
  "user": {
    "id": 6253282,
    "id_str": "6253282",
    "name": "Twitter API",
    "screen_name": "TwitterAPI",
    "location": "San Francisco, CA",
    "description": "The Real Twitter API. Tweets about API changes, service issues and our Developer Platform. Don't get an answer? It's on my website.",
    "url": "",
    "entities": {
      "url": {
        "urls": [
            "url": "",
            "expanded_url": "",
            "display_url": "",
            "indices": [
      "description": {
        "urls": []
    "protected": false,
    "followers_count": 6128663,
    "friends_count": 12,
    "listed_count": 12900,
    "created_at": "Wed May 23 06:01:13 +0000 2007",
    "favourites_count": 32,
    "utc_offset": null,
    "time_zone": null,
    "geo_enabled": null,
    "verified": true,
    "statuses_count": 3659,
    "lang": "null",
    "contributors_enabled": null,
    "is_translator": null,
    "is_translation_enabled": null,
    "profile_background_color": "null",
    "profile_background_image_url": "null",
    "profile_background_image_url_https": "null",
    "profile_background_tile": nulll,
    "profile_image_url": "null",
    "profile_image_url_https": "",
    "profile_banner_url": "",
    "profile_link_color": "null",
    "profile_sidebar_border_color": "null",
    "profile_sidebar_fill_color": "null",
    "profile_text_color": "null",
    "profile_use_background_image": null,
    "has_extended_profile": null,
    "default_profile": false,
    "default_profile_image": false,
    "following": nul,
    "follow_request_sent": null,
    "notifications": null,
    "translator_type": "null"
  "geo": null,
  "coordinates": null,
  "place": null,
  "contributors": null,
  "is_quote_status": false,
  "retweet_count": 161,
  "favorite_count": 296,
  "favorited": false,
  "retweeted": false,
  "possibly_sensitive": false,
  "possibly_sensitive_appealable": false,
  "lang": "en"

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