I am currently in the process of migrating the Subscribers endpoint V3 (kraken) to the new Helix endpoint.
Old Kraken endpoint: https://dev.twitch.tv/docs/v5/reference/channels#get-channel-subscribers
New Helix endpoint: https://dev.twitch.tv/docs/api/reference#get-broadcaster-subscriptions
I am noticing several differences / missing information in the newer version and I am looking for some guidance.
1.Using the new Helix API, how can I return subscribers in the order they have subscribed?
The old version of the subscribers endpoint had a
?direction=asc|desc query string parameter, allowing you to get the results back in ascending/descending order. The new version does not have this query string parameter and appears to return results back in a random order.
I’ve found that the Helix endpoint does seem to support using the parameter
?first=#, however this also returns the results in a random order. If you pass in
?first=1 this is the only time it will consistently return the most recent subscriber.
2. Using the new Helix API, how do I get the total number of subscribers?
The old endpoint returned a
_total value in the response.
The new endpoint just returns the array in pages of 100 with a pagination cursor.
Is it expected that we hit this endpoint multiple times with the cursor and add them up on our own?