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  1. Be able to get all the retweeters ids instead of the last 100 only

    It would be useful to be able to retrieve more than 100 results calling GET statuses/retweeters/ids
    The current limitation doesn't make sense.

    10 votes
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  2. Geo enrichment

    Gnip PowerTrack has a "Profile Geo" enrichment [0].

    Adding this to the filtered streams API would make migrations easier.

    [0] https://support.gnip.com/enrichments/profile_geo.html

    1 vote
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  3. Programmatically unhide a Tweet

    Provide a way to programmatically unhide a previously hidden Tweet, given appropriate user consent.

    2 votes
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  4. Trending spots

    Add more trending stations/places, like for north Indians its only Delhi.

    2 votes
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  5. GraphQL

    While I understand the motivation for the separate "expansions" in the GET Tweets endpoint, I wonder if you have considered using GraphQL to allow the user to determine the shape of the tweet data returned?

    In adding support for the labs endpoint to twarc [1] I found that I wanted to knit back together the data that is separated out into tweets. If GraphQL was used I don't think this would be necessary.

    I would be curious to know if Twitter Labs considered switching to GraphQL for fetching tweets and users.

    [1] https://github.com/docnow/twarc

    3 votes
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  6. Access to Image Crop Information

    Is there any plan to allow access to the cropping rectangles that are associated with each media image? These are called focusrects and are nested under the originalinfo property of extended_entities.media and could be passed along with the rest of the media info in the API request.

    4 votes
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  7. Add an option to forward a tweet

    To enable one to send a tweet to a group

    1 vote
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  8. Create hackathons to empower young people

    Identify the needs for self-improvement that young people publish, segmenting them by themes, using sentiment analysis to quantify in percentage the positive perspective they have about it (the negative or neutral could also be deduced), thereby launching collaborative training programs with non-profit organizations

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  9. Allow API access to tweet analytics CSVs

    Specifically, some kind of way to download the csvs produced by exporting https://analytics.twitter.com/user/[INSERT DATA]/tweets given OAuth read (or even read/write) scope would be really useful

    3 votes
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  10. Card Validator: Display all meta-tags?

    Description of issue: Could the Card Validator be updated to show all the meta-tags? As it is, it shows the count of metatags, and a somewhat interesting one, like this:


    INFO: Page fetched successfully
    INFO: 23 metatags were found
    INFO: twitter:card = summary_large_image tag found
    INFO: Card loaded successfully

    My request: It would be helpful to display all the tags, not just twitter:card.

    Extra credit: Highlight the tags that Twitter will actually use in the card. This would be helpful when similar tags are present, e.g., twitter:text:title and twitter:title

    URL affected (must be public): https://lochlymelodge.com

    [Troubleshooting steps](https://twittercommunity.com/t/not-whitelisted-unable-to-render-or-no-image-what-to-do-next/62736)

    3 votes
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  11. GET /labs/1/users compact format feedback

    I like the concept of having compact format in labs/1/users (to reduce the payload), but I don't find it to be very useful in the current format.
    Practically you would want to display a list of users with descriptions and stats, there might be cases when you don't show the description, or don't show stats, but I can't think of a scenario in which you would not show either (i.e. photos and names only)

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  12. Data Fixtures for Twitter API's

    Building applications on top of API's are always harder to test. The API's evolve, causing unencountered responses and downtimes.
    App developers are usually late in identifying failure cases when things breakdown. It is why we write tests.

    But with hundreds of API's collecting data for tests is duplication of efforts if someone already have done that.

    To make life easier for all developers, how about a collaborative space where we can dump our data fixtures (Github?)

    I would be glad to contribute as we have been working with Twitter API for the past eight years and have written thousands of…

    2 votes
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  13. labs/1/users errors collection

    The new error collection is awesome! I am glad that we can now understand why fewer items are returned than requested.
    However, the errors are not always useful, in some cases you get
    status:403
    title:"Forbidden"
    type:"about:blank"
    detail:"Forbidden"


    1. It is not clear which element caused this error since the error index is not correlated with the input id index, ideally there should be a reference to which id caused this error, and the order of the results returned seems random.


    2. It is not clear what's the reason for this error, in cases when we are returning a list, it's probably not…

    2 votes
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  14. Show app developer profile on app authorization screen

    The app authorization screen that shows up whenever a user is authorizing / logging in using twitter with a twitter app for the first time should also display the app owner twitter account. Like a "Made by: @TwitterAPI ..." box

    As a user, I find it reassuring to see that an app developer has an active presence on Twitter, and as a developer, i'd like to be open about the app purpose and ownership.

    eg: https://developer.twitter.com/content/dam/developer-twitter/images/ScreenShot2015-03-20-authorize-card.png this screen should contain something like the profile popup displaying Name, screen_name, description, whether the account follows me and "Followed by ...…

    3 votes
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  15. Tweet translation should be available through the API

    Build a new request operator that can be included in an API request, and returns a translation of the Tweet text in the Tweet payload. Supported languages should be the same languages that are supported by the "lang:" request operator.

    3 votes
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