Search API and Authentication - Conflicting Information


There seems to be some conflicting information regarding authentication with the Search API (v1.1).

“Using the Twitter Search API” (
This documentation clearly states that:

  • Search does not support authentication meaning all queries are made anonymously.

This is not true for v1.1 of the REST API (as is evident here: and at the bottom of the FAQ here:
This is quite confusing if you are using this doc as a reference. I understand that this document applies to both versions of the API, but it would be nice if it could be updated to make the differences between the two API versions very clear. The API endpoint URLs, for instance, are all talking about API v1 as well.

Even better would be to have a separate “using-search” doc for each of the API versions.