Follower count through API vs Insights



I have a set of handles for which I get the followers data by making a call to rest api v1.1/users/lookup.I run this program each day so that I can show historical data in my app.

Twitter also provides something similar to this in its under followers tab.

The issue is that these two data, the data got through api and that presented in are not matching. I run my program at the end of the day each day around 9PM EST. May I know how you guys collect data for the follower stats provided at

The idea here is to know how I can minimize the difference between the data that I get through API call and the data provided by Twitter Insights.


Hi, I’m having the same problem here. This discrepancies has rose issue between me and my client. Is there any explanation to this problem?