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  1. API endpoint for getting bookmarks

    Get all bookmarked tweets by me

    13 votes
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    acknowledged  ·  5 comments  ·  GET Tweets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. alt text via API

    Images in tweets should have their alt text available via API. Make it obvious. Here is where I would have expected to find it: https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/tweets/data-dictionary/overview/entities-object#media

    30 votes
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    5 comments  ·  GET Tweets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. GET statuses/likers/ids endpoint

    Why don't we have the same kind of statuses/retweeters/ids endpoint but for likes, in order to get all the user ids who liked a particular tweet ?

    6 votes
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  4. Endpoint or method to return account(s) current standing (eg. suspended, deactivated, deleted etc)

    This would be desirable for research into both active & historical fake & disinfo accounts. Academics might also like it

    Description

    An endpoint or method that returns whether accounts has been renamed, suspended, deactivated or deleted, for both a single account and a list of accounts.

    We should be able to pass in either screenname or id or idstr, or lists thereof.

    Return an appropriately detailed JSON object.

    We can currently only establish if an account is suspended by attempting a GET user/show & then parsing the error response codes.

    Rationale

    It used to be possible to do…

    3 votes
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  5. Add a filter to return only currently promoted tweets

    Currently there is no way to only return promoted tweets. With a "filter:promoted" filter option, it would be possible to only return promoted tweets combined with other search terms.

    This feature would help researchers and increase ad transparency.

    19 votes
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  6. API response should contain descriptive error messages for actions that are forbidden

    When I try to hide a Tweet in a thread that wasn’t started by the authenticating user, I get the response:

    (
    [title] => Forbidden
    [type] => about:blank
    [status] => 403
    [detail] => Forbidden
    )

    I understand that this action should actually be forbidden, but the error in the API response doesn't tell me why the action is forbidden (which is that the authenticating user is trying to hide a Tweet in a thread that wasn't started by the authenticating user)

    9 votes
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  7. Add endpoints for muted keywords

    We need a way to manage muted keywords, similar to the existing endpoints for muted users:

    GET mutes/keywords/list
    POST mutes/keywords/create
    POST mutes/keywords/destroy

    5 votes
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  8. "Followers you know" in Get labs/2/users expansions

    In the app or on the web, we can access to the list of "Followers you know" of another user. It could be nice to have this information in expansions too.

    5 votes
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  9. API to report abuse/inappropriate content

    I suggest that the report features extend to API users. Report abuse is only available for individuals who get exposed to, click, and decide to report a tweet/account.

    A lot of inappropriate content is unfortunately on twitter. Perhaps I could categorize into 4 types:
    (1) inappropriate language: hate speech, harassment (bullying, sexual harassment)
    (2) inappropriate image: pornography, graphic violence
    (3) intention for inappropriate and harmful activities: intention to commit a crime (shooting, bomb, individual or mass threats), sell inappropriate products and services (prostitution, drugs - not debating if it is illegal or not, but I think twitter shouldn't be the…

    45 votes
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    under review  ·  8 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Build an API to create and retrieve Tweet threads

    Tweet threads have become increasingly popular over the past few years. This API would enable developers to tap into the potential of threads by programmatically creating threads, as well as retrieving all Tweets in a thread.

    58 votes
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    under review  ·  5 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Button to see poll result

    Really often, people on Twitter define a choice on their poll just to let people not concerned see the result. Why not providing a simple button to let anybody see the result without having to choose an answer ?

    3 votes
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  12. Make it easier to use multiple apps as different dev environments or clients for the same tool or service

    Allow me to group and label related Twitter apps like product / staging / development, or clients for different platforms, like iOS / Android for a piece of software, service, or mobile app I’m building. This would enable me to better organize my integration. Ideally, I’d manage my API access at the group level rather than for each app, for ease and consistency.

    4 votes
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  13. Bookmark feature to improve organization

    Ability to categorize bookmarks and have a search bar included in that feature as well. This will permit users to access their favorite saved posts quicker and more efficiently. Organization is rooted in the most common reasons of dislike while utilizing social media applications, so with this tool you would be killing two birds with one stone. Simply by gaining attention from current and new users as well to compete with other applications while getting rid of this nuisance.

    2 votes
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  14. Add Endpoint to get retweet with comment aka 'Quote tweet'

    Create endpoint for get "quote tweets" by other to Tweets authored by the user. Like endpoint statuses/retweetsofme.

    13 votes
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  15. Allow access to DM group conversations via Twitter API

    Currently we can access 1on1 DM via Twitter API but not group conversations. If we forcibly set the group's conversation_id, Twitter API returns forbidden. Allow this.
    ref
    https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/direct-messages/sending-and-receiving/api-reference/new-event

    46 votes
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  16. Who to follow API

    Add an API version of the popular "Who to follow" link seen at lower right on the home page: https://twitter.com/<...>/whotofollow .
    (Currently it uses non-public APIs under the hood.)

    3 votes
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  17. Twitter should provide more granular app permissions

    Twitter currently offers three levels of app permissions: (1) read only; (2) read and write; (3) read, write and access Direct Messages. These options are not granular enough for some developers, and developers would like more options to choose from.

    For example, an app’s “write” permission could be segmented into more granular options: (1) write access to a user’s profile; (2) write access to a user’s network (follow/unfollow, mute, block, list modification); (3) write access to a user’s timeline, including the permission to Tweet, Retweet, or like a post.

    Another example includes Sign In With Twitter: there could be an…

    36 votes
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  18. Split personal pictures and memes in media

    Can be interesting to split in two the type of medias in user profiles.
    1/ Personal pictures of the user (where he is tagged)
    2/ All the rest (gif, memes, etc.)
    Currently it's a little bit messy when you want to check the medias of a user.

    2 votes
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  19. Poll with images

    It's a pity to not be able to create a poll providing images on the same tweet. Why not adding it, like you did for retweet few years ago ?

    2 votes
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  20. Control scope of tweets individually

    The evolution of this week was really interesting, but I would go further and like Facebook, let the user decides WHO can see a tweet (everybody, only my followers, our only the mentioned users).

    2 votes
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