Pulling tweets from a protected account using search api


Is it possible to get tweets form a protected account using search api. (search/tweets). We are unable to get this working for some reason even tho we are using server-side oauth when we making requests


no, this would be a breach of privacy.


Your original question implied that this was a question about protected / non-public accounts.

I’m unclear what the difference is in your revised question.


Hi Andy,

Say suppose You are a protected user. (i.e your tweets are protected) I am following you and I have created an app in my account using which I am trying to fetch tweets. Is it possible to get your tweets using the search API? Since I am following you + I have created the app from my account? do let me know.



I do not believe so, since the protected account’s Tweets would not be in the search index.


Thanks Andy