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The REST API is now versioned. For more information, see "About API versioning."

Social accounts

Use the REST API to manage social accounts of authenticated users.

About social account administration

If a request URL does not include a {username} parameter then the response will be for the signed-in user (and you must pass authentication information with your request). Additional private information, such as whether a user has two-factor authentication enabled, is included when authenticated through Basic Authentication or OAuth with the user scope.

List social accounts for the authenticated user

Lists all of your social accounts.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List social accounts for the authenticated user"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token does not require any permissions.

Parameters for "List social accounts for the authenticated user"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100). For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 30

page integer

The page number of the results to fetch. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes for "List social accounts for the authenticated user"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "List social accounts for the authenticated user"

Request example

get/user/social_accounts
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/user/social_accounts

Response

Status: 200
[ { "provider": "twitter", "url": "https://twitter.com/github" } ]

Add social accounts for the authenticated user

Add one or more social accounts to the authenticated user's profile.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the user scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Add social accounts for the authenticated user"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • profile:write

Parameters for "Add social accounts for the authenticated user"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
account_urls array of strings Required

Full URLs for the social media profiles to add.

HTTP response status codes for "Add social accounts for the authenticated user"

Status codeDescription
201

Created

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Add social accounts for the authenticated user"

Request example

post/user/social_accounts
curl -L \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/user/social_accounts \ -d '{"account_urls":["https://facebook.com/GitHub","https://www.youtube.com/@GitHub"]}'

Response

Status: 201
[ { "provider": "twitter", "url": "https://twitter.com/github" } ]

Delete social accounts for the authenticated user

Deletes one or more social accounts from the authenticated user's profile.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the user scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Delete social accounts for the authenticated user"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • profile:write

Parameters for "Delete social accounts for the authenticated user"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
account_urls array of strings Required

Full URLs for the social media profiles to delete.

HTTP response status codes for "Delete social accounts for the authenticated user"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Delete social accounts for the authenticated user"

Request example

delete/user/social_accounts
curl -L \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/user/social_accounts \ -d '{"account_urls":["https://facebook.com/GitHub","https://www.youtube.com/@GitHub"]}'

Response

Status: 204

List social accounts for a user

Lists social media accounts for a user. This endpoint is accessible by anyone.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List social accounts for a user"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token does not require any permissions.

This endpoint can be used without authentication if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "List social accounts for a user"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
username string Required

The handle for the GitHub user account.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100). For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 30

page integer

The page number of the results to fetch. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes for "List social accounts for a user"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List social accounts for a user"

Request example

get/users/{username}/social_accounts
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/users/USERNAME/social_accounts

Response

Status: 200
[ { "provider": "twitter", "url": "https://twitter.com/github" } ]