Users followers you follow?


#1

Is there anyway to make an API call when logged in to find out what follower of a user you follow?

for example: https://twitter.com/astros/followers_you_follow/ displays 6 of the people i follow, because they follow the astros.

any help would be appreciated! working on a sports project for computer science.


#2

There’s no direct API to get that information – you would have to compare the followers of the target account with the list of people the viewing account is following.

You can use friends/ids and followers/ids to do this pretty quickly.


#3

Only problem is friends/ids or followers/ids only returns 5000 at a time. When you’re looking at a sports team that have hundreds of thousands of followers, you will get rate limited.


#4

Nearly two years on, i was wondering if this is still not available via an API call. Would be really useful for a project I’m thinking of.


#5

4.5 years later. Still no API method for this. If an update to the API includes this feature, can someone please update this thread?


#6

We’re more likely to make an announcement in the Announcements category than to update an older thread, but I’ll try to remember.

Our API roadmap is available here - there’s no plan to make changes to the friends/followers functionality in the medium term.