For one reason or the other, users might want to unfavorite a particular tweet they had favorited before. Let's give them the ability to do just that.

Add the code below to start/routes.js within the favorites routes group:

// start/routes.js

Route.delete('/destroy/:id', 'FavoriteController.unFavorite');

The route takes a tweet ID as a parameter.

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    Next, let's add the unFavorite method to FavoriteController:

    // app/Controllers/Http/FavoriteController.js
    async unFavorite ({ params, auth, response }) {
        // get currently authenticated user
        const user = auth.current.user
        // fetch favorite
        await Favorite.query()
        return response.json({
            status: 'success',
            data: null

    This simply does the opposite of the favorite method by deleting a record from the favorites table which matches the user's ID and specified Tweet ID.

    Chimezie Enyinnaya

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