User id lookup succeeds via REST API but fails via intent URL


#1

Hi,

I notice that I can look up a user by screen name, but when i use the direct link to look them up by userId on twitter, it doesn’t work. Do you know why this might be happening?

 twurl /1.1/users/lookup.json?screen_name=EatMorChikin | jq

https://twitter.com/intent/user?user_id=62512039

#2

This is not a supported API endpoint for querying the API. Web intents exist to support the Tweet button and other web embeds.


#3

Thanks for the clarification!