Find users to follow via the API

I was browsing the API documents to see if there was a way to follow users using a search on name. But nothing jumped out at me.

I would like to implement a similar functionality like that under the current web app โ†’ Discover โ†’ :mag_right: โ†’ type in username that returns a list of users that could match the entered name.

Is that possible with the API?


Yes, thereโ€™s an API that looks like this:

GET /users/search?q=manton

Youโ€™re right that itโ€™s not documented. To be honest, I canโ€™t remember if that was intentional or not. Possibly we wanted to further improve it before making it official. Should be safe to use, though.