Community articleGetting the status messages of a list of people
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Programmatically retrieve the status messages of a specific list of people.

Important note: the Profiles Board APIs have been deprecated from the 4.0 release. These APIs are still functional for backward compatibility reasons - but no new feature is surfaced through these APIs. For any new development work, please refer to the OpenSocial Microblogging APIs.

Programmatically retrieve the status messages of a specific list of people.

You cannot request the status of more than 250 users. If you include the user IDs or email addresses of more than 250 people, the API truncates the input list to 250 values.

See Authenticating requests for information about how to authenticate the request.


A feed containing the status message for each person in the list. The next link returned in the feed does not include information about the email addresses or user IDs used to filter the result. The caller of the API must resend the email or user ID list request to get the results filtered as expected. As with the initial request, send the request to the URI specified in the next link using an HTTP POST.

Method URI Description
POST /profiles/atom/mv/theboard/ Standard 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded' HTTP form POST data. Identify the people whose status messages you want to return by specifying either their user ID or email address. The form fields correspond to the input data type. For example: userid={userid} or email={email}. A request with two user IDs specified would be /atom/mv/theboard/
Content Type: application/atom+xml
Code Description
Indicates that there was no content to return, which means that no status message was available.
OK. Indicates that the request was received successfully.
Bad Request.
Unauthorized. Returned if you failed to authenticate the request.
Not Found.