Retrieves up to 200 of the most recently received direct messages by the authenticating (home) user. This function requires access token with read, write, and direct messages access.

direct_messages(since_id = NULL, max_id = NULL, n = 200, parse = TRUE,
  token = NULL)

direct_messages_sent(since_id = NULL, max_id = NULL, n = 200,
  parse = TRUE, token = NULL)



optional Returns results with an ID greater than (that is, more recent than) the specified ID. There are limits to the number of Tweets which can be accessed through the API. If the limit of Tweets has occurred since the since_id, the since_id will be forced to the oldest ID available.


optional Returns results with an ID less than (that is, older than) or equal to the specified ID.


optional Specifies the number of direct messages to try and retrieve, up to a maximum of 200. The value of count is best thought of as a limit to the number of Tweets to return because suspended or deleted content is removed after the count has been applied.


Logical indicating whether to convert response object into nested list. Defaults to true.


OAuth token. By default token = NULL fetches a non-exhausted token from an environment variable. Find instructions on how to create tokens and setup an environment variable in the tokens vignette (in r, send ?tokens to console).


Return object converted to nested list. If status code of response object is not 200, the response object is returned directly.


Includes detailed information about the sender and recipient user. You can request up to 200 direct messages per call, and only the most recent 200 direct messages will be available using this endpoint.

Important: This method requires an access token with read, write, and direct message permissions. To change your application's permissions, navigate to, select the appropriate application, click the "permissions" tab. Once you' have made changes to the application permission settings, you will need to regenerate your token before those effect of those changes can take effect.


# NOT RUN { ## get my direct messages dms <- direct_messages() ## inspect data structure str(dms) ## get direct messages I've sent sdms <- direct_messages_sent() ## inspect data structure str(dms) # }