Getting information about the authenticated user

In the Twitter API, the VerifyCredentials method both lets you verify and get information about the authenticated user. A call to this method can look like:

@using Skybrud.Social.Twitter.Objects.Account
@using Skybrud.Social.Twitter.Options.Account
@using Skybrud.Social.Twitter.Responses.Account
@inherits WebViewPage<Skybrud.Social.Twitter.TwitterService>


    // Initials the options
    TwitterVerifyCrendetialsOptions options = new TwitterVerifyCrendetialsOptions {
        IncludeEmail = true
    // Make the request to the API
    TwitterVerifyCredentialsResponse response = Model.Account.VerifyCredentials(options);

    // Get a reference to thr user/account
    TwitterAccount account = response.Body;

    // Write out some information about the account
    <pre>ID: @account.Id</pre>
    <pre>Screen name: @account.ScreenName</pre>
    <pre>Name: @account.Name</pre>
    <pre>Email: @account.Email</pre>
    <pre>Followers: @account.FollowersCount</pre>
    <pre>Following: @account.FriendsCount</pre>
    <pre>Statuses: @account.StatusesCount</pre>

Getting the email address

Since the email address is a bit more sensitive than the rest of the information retrieved trough the VerifyCredentials method, the Email property will not be populated by default.

In order to also retrieve the email address, you should enable the Request email addresses from users setting for your Twitter app. You can find a list of your apps at the Twitter Application Management page.