Returns a list of hot tags for the given period.


This method does not require authentication.


api_key (Required)
Your API application key. See here for more details.
period (Optional)
The period for which to fetch hot tags. Valid values are day and week (defaults to day).
count (Optional)
The number of tags to return. Defaults to 20. Maximum allowed value is 200.

Example Response

<hottags period="day" count="6">
  <tag score="20">northerncalifornia</tag>
  <tag score="18">top20</tag>
  <tag score="15">keychain</tag>
  <tag score="10">zb</tag>
  <tag score="9">selfportraittuesday</tag>
  <tag score="4">jan06</tag>

Error Codes

1: Invalid period
The specified period was not understood.
100: Invalid API Key
The API key passed was not valid or has expired.
105: Service currently unavailable
The requested service is temporarily unavailable.
106: Write operation failed
The requested operation failed due to a temporary issue.
111: Format "xxx" not found
The requested response format was not found.
112: Method "xxx" not found
The requested method was not found.
114: Invalid SOAP envelope
The SOAP envelope send in the request could not be parsed.
115: Invalid XML-RPC Method Call
The XML-RPC request document could not be parsed.
116: Bad URL found
One or more arguments contained a URL that has been used for abuse on Flickr.

API Explorer

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