Make a User Follow Another User

You can use this API request to make a user start following a specific user.


You can use the following parameters in your make a user follow another user request:

Specific: follower
Other options: wrap


Permissions & Notes:

  • You must have the Follow questions, users, topics, and categories permission under Standard Roles in the Advanced Editor.
  • You must have the Edit users and groups permission under Site Administration Roles in the Advanced Editor to use the follower parameter for another user.
  • The optional follower parameter specifies the user that will become a follower of the specified user.
    • The follower parameter, if used, will be the user's userId.
    • The follower parameter, if used, should go in the query string of the url.
    • If you do not use the follower parameter, the user whose credentials you included in the request, the system makes the space follower.
  • We added this request in version 1.6.3.

Sample Request

A PUT make a user follow another user request to make the API authenticated user a follower of another user (userId: 7) sent to using a human-readable Username/Password (answerhub/test123) would look like this:

-u answerhub:test123 
-H "Accept: application/json" 
-H "Content-type: application/json" 
-X PUT "" -v

In the example above, Dzone (user 7) is now following Answerhub (user 11).

Expected Response

Successful Response

  • HTTP Status 200 - OK
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