Hi Gonzalo, There's no way to toggle between protected and unprotected account states via the API -- the only valid way to change the setting is for the user to do it of their own volition using a web browser while logged in to Twitter -- any automation of the submission of that toggle state by POSTing to the page outside of the standard user-browser narrative would be very frowned upon.
There is no way to set the protected state of a single tweet. Toggling between the two account-level states effects all tweets issued by that author and changing it for the purposes of a single tweet is inadvisable. I would recommend that you dismiss the idea of manipulating a dynamic protected/unprotected state and pursue an alternative. @episod <http://twitter.com/episod> - Taylor Singletary On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 12:56 PM, Gonzalo Larralde < gonzalolarra...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi everyone, > > Is there any technical way to protect/unprotect accounts using an API call? > Or I have to rely on POSTing to Twitter's setting page? > > I want to put a checkbox in a client to make a single tweet public, by > unprotecting the account for a while. > > Thanks! > > -- > Slds, > > Gonzalo. > > -- > Twitter developer documentation and resources: https://dev.twitter.com/doc > API updates via Twitter: https://twitter.com/twitterapi > Issues/Enhancements Tracker: > https://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list > Change your membership to this group: > https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/twitter-development-talk > -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: https://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: https://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: https://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/twitter-development-talk