Full timeline is not available


I am writing a script to operate across my entire timeline, but my timeline is cut off after about a year and does not go back to the beginning of my twitter history.

I’m using the tweepy Python bindings, but this should not matter, I see the same issue on the raw endpoints.

Is this a known issue, is there something I need to request in my app token to get extra privileges or something?


The timeline endpoints provide access to up to 3,200 Tweets. That’s the limit of the API.


Thanks, I was not aware of this.

Will the timeline refresh after some time?


I’m not quite sure what you’re asking here - it’s an ongoing timeline so as you Tweet more, older Tweets will gradually slip behind the 3,200 pagination limit. You can see the API documentation for user_timeline here.


I deleted a lot of tweets. Now there are are only about 20 tweets in the timeline, total, but there are another 8k backed up behind that I can’t access.