Github API: How to get Subscribers timestamp ?

Hello Everyone,

How do I request the timestamp of when users subscribed to a certain repository? It is easy to do for stars but I do not see a way to do it for other attributes such as subscribers. 

I am gathering info using Github’s API, specifically stars and watchers data on different repositories. I am easily able to grab star data using 

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/stargazers 

 and if I use the header

Accept: application/

I am able to generate the time of creation for each star.

I would like to gather the same data on watchers. I am using 

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/subscribers

which gives me most of the data, however it does not give a creation time. On the Github API documentation page for watchers there is no listing of what header to input so that the request will include the creation time in a similar fashion as described  on their page for stargazers. Does anyone know how to call this information in the request?

Hi @jwingo1,

Thanks for being part of the GitHub Community Forum! We’re glad you’re here.
For this specific topic, I suggest checking out our Platform Community, they specialize in API questions.


Hi @angela-crist,

Thanks for the reply.

I have already posted this question to the platform page and to stackoverflow but no luck so far.

I’m going to wait one more day before I attempt to contact Github directly to see if they can help me


Did you get any response from GitHub? I do have the same issue and really want to know how to get the timestamps for subscribers.