POST /2/dm_conversations/with/:participant_id/messages

POST /2/dm_conversations/with/:participant_id/messages

Creates a one-to-one Direct Message and adds it to the one-to-one conversation. This method either creates a new one-to-one conversation or retrieves the current conversation and adds the Direct Message to it.

Endpoint URL

Authentication and rate limits

Authentication methods
supported by this endpoint

OAuth 1.0a is also available for this endpoint.

OAuth 2.0 Authorization Code with PKCE

OAuth 2.0 App-only

Rate limit

User rate limit (User context): 200 requests per 15-minute window per each authenticated user

App rate limit (Application-only): 15000 requests per 24-hour window shared among all users of your app

OAuth 2.0 scopes required by this endpoint


Learn more about OAuth 2.0 Authorization Code with PKCE

Path parameters

stringThe User ID of the account this one-to-one Direct Message is to be sent to.

JSON body parameters

arrayA single Media ID being attached to the Direct Message. This field is required if text is not present. For this launch, only 1 attachment is supported.

Example: {"text": "Sending a DM with media!", "attachments": [{"media_id": "1455952740635586573"}]
stringText of the Direct Message being created. This field is required if attachments is not present. Text messages support up to 10,000 characters.

Example: {"text": "Hello just you"}

Example code with offical SDKs

      curl -X POST "" -d '{"text": "This is a one-to-one Direct Message with an attachment","attachments": [{"media_id": "1455952740635586573"}]}' -H "Authorization: Bearer $ACCESS_TOKEN"

Example responses

Successful response
  "dm_conversation_id": "1346889436626259968",
  "dm_event_id": "128341038123"

Response fields

dm_conversation_idstringContains the id of the Direct Message conversation the Direct Message was added to.
dm_event_idstringContains the id of the event created by this request.