I have been trying to fetch all unread notifications from the Stack Exchange API. However, I always get a blank items data in the response.

API Endpoint:


JSON received:

  "items": [],
  "has_more": false,
  "quota_max": 10000,
  "quota_remaining": 9975

I do have an unread notification as in the below screenshot:

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I experience the same behavior when I deliberately make a notification unread.

I am referring to this API doc.

1 Answer 1


Those are not the notifications you're looking for ... It's confusing, but you need the inbox methods instead: https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/inbox-unread#filter=default&run=true

You can get an idea about what notifications (in the API) are by looking at the notification_type on this page.

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