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  1. historical trending topics

    Is it possible to get historical trending topics by location, time, and topic category? For example, can we have an API that outputs the top 10 trending business topics in U.S. on certain dates. This will help researchers study and monitor trending topics.

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  2. Add an Endpoint for Aggregate Video Metrics Across Tweets

    It would be really helpful to have an analytics endpoint in which the entity was a media ID (in my case a video ID) and you could request engagement & video metrics aggregated at the video level, even if that video appeared across many different tweets. Right now this is possible through the Engagement API for video views only, but it would be great if it were available through the Ads API & included seconds/minutes viewed, percentile completions, call to action clicks, etc.

    34 votes
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    acknowledged  ·  3 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Add "Public Interest" and "Manipulated Media" and other enforcement flags to tweet expansions

    It should be possible to get a value in expansions if tweets have the "Public Interest" and "Manipulated Media" flags set, along with any other enforcement - eg: withheld in country fields etc.

    For example, json flags or objects should be present for filtering tweets like this https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1266231100780744704 or https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1273770669214490626 that have had some flags set.

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  GET Tweets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Location search

    Having the option to search locations at the top where top, latest, people, photos & videos are. When user permits it through posting or even inside bios.

    1 vote
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  5. Bookmark order

    Have the option to reorganize your bookmarks in an order that you wish to obtain.

    1 vote
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  6. Retweet while limited

    When you retweet, it doesn’t go through as normal function under your three day limit. When you do retweet, however, if it doesn’t show up under your recents it will still show retweeted. If you want to retweet it you have to reload the app. Being able to press retweet and if it doesn’t go through continue to scroll or if it does but when you press undo retweet it still stays green. This is one of those bugs that could be fixed in a matter of time, so here’s my suggestion.

    1 vote
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  7. Block refinement

    Block refinement. At the moment valid, informed discussion on the platform is hampered by the ability of users to block people who disagree with their views. Users should absolutely be able to block other users who are abusive/bullying etc, but not if they are sincerely communicating a difference of opinion, especially if that opinion is backed up with data/information. Twitter's main goal is to "serve the public conversation" and it is failing to this. Twitter at the moment makes it too easy for extremists and conspiracy-theorists to exist in an echo-chamber, only hearing what they want to hear. For a…

    1 vote
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  8. Include "url_clicks" in Tweet Metrics endpoint

    We use the Engagement APIs extensively in our product. We currently have to use a combination of the /totals endpoint with the /28hour and /historical endpoints to get "urlclicks." Right now, the new Metrics labs endpoint provides all the great metrics that our customers want in a single endpoint except for "urlclicks."

    Without "urlclicks" it would be difficult to transition off of any of the Engagement APIs to a new Tweet Metrics endpoint. If this new endpoint had "urlclicks" we could replace all of our Engagement API usage pretty quickly and have better, more accurate data…

    8 votes
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    planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Tweet Metrics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Nonstop Video Play

    Having the ability to play videos outside of the app while you are scrolling through your phone. In case people are multitasking and still want to pay attention.

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  10. Search bar account connection

    In the search bar, when you type a letter in you come across accounts that follow you. That feature should include accounts you follow in general as well. Shows mutual connections on there as well as everyone you follow for more suggestions and efficiency.

    1 vote
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  11. Bug: incorrect like_count stats in the sample stream

    I got this json data out of https://api.twitter.com/labs/1/tweets/stream/sample?format=detailed

    This tweet https://twitter.com/theA1wife/status/1236899957858164736 has ~20K likes right now, though the stats in the json show 0 like_count.

    I apologize if this isn't where bugs go, but I didn't find anywhere else to post this.

    ```

    {
    
    "data": {
    "id": "1236899957858164736",
    "created_at": "2020-03-09T06:21:45.000Z",
    &quot;text&quot;: &quot;RT @JLo: Wait for it! @AROD <a rel="nofollow noreferrer" href="https://t.co/MNAxO0z2BA">https://t.co/MNAxO0z2BA</a> <a rel="nofollow noreferrer" href="https://t.co/PZIlDlTvyt&quot;">https://t.co/PZIlDlTvyt&quot;</a>,
    &quot;author_id&quot;: &quot;960338257190862849&quot;,
    &quot;referenced_tweets&quot;: [
    {
    &quot;type&quot;: &quot;retweeted&quot;,
    &quot;id&quot;: &quot;1236865771692670976&quot;
    }
    ],
    &quot;attachments&quot;: {
    &quot;media_keys&quot;: [
    &quot;7_1236865730156494848&quot;
    ]
    },
    &quot;entities&quot;: {
    &quot;urls&quot;: [
    {
    &quot;start&quot;: 28,
    &quot;end&quot;: 51,
    &quot;url&quot;: &quot;<a rel="nofollow noreferrer" href="https://t.co/MNAxO0z2BA&quot;">https://t.co/MNAxO0z2BA&quot;</a>,
    &quot;expanded_url&quot;: &quot;<a rel="nofollow
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    closed  ·  1 comment  ·  Sampled stream  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Search bar for our own tweets

    Ability to search through your past tweets to pull them up quickly and avoid scrolling infinitely.

    1 vote
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  13. Provide an API to retrieve recent user notifications (likes, RTs, follows, added to list, mentions, etc)

    Today we have an API to get mentions and a cumbersome API to get some RT info. However, constructing something equivalent to the "Notifications" tab in Twitter is difficult or impossible. Where it's possible to approximate this functionality, it's inefficient (involving many requests) and runs up against rate limits very easily. A simple "GET notifications" API which returned objects representing notifications of all of these types (optionally with some filtering capability perhaps) would benefit app developers and likely reduce load from people bending over backward trying to replicate this functionality through the current APIs.

    Previously, it was possible to recreate…

    1 vote
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  14. Filter tweets by users list

    It could be great to be able to use the "list:username/list-name" search parameter into the filtered stream endpoint, to watch tweets from a list of users rather than chaining "from:usernameX" parameters until the 10*512 chars are used.

    Especially since the new endpoint will replace the current one that currently allows to watch up to 5k users (the "from:xxx OR " method will only allow to watch 250 to 400 users depending on the average username length ; that's more than 10x less than before).

    7 votes
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  15. Date of last activity in Get labs/2/users expansions

    It's useful to have the date of last activity of a user. Before we could deduce it from the most recent tweet but now it's gone in v2 and it become really tricky to get this information.

    3 votes
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    acknowledged  ·  0 comments  ·  GET users  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Optionally prevent the standard search API from searching in screen names and user mentions

    The standard search API is somehow regarding screen name as part of text body and therefore is also searching in screen names. That can cause the search results to contain irrelevant tweets. For example, searching the word "nature" can return @human_nature's tweets whose text bodies don't contain the word "nature".

    A similar issue applies to user mentions. For example, searching the word "nature" can return tweets which contain user mention @human_nature and don't contain the word "nature".

    Please consider implementing an option which prevents the standard search API from searching in screen names and user mentions. Thanks.

    7 votes
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    acknowledged  ·  2 comments  ·  GET Tweets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Accept or deny follower requests (when tweets are protected)

    It will be really useful to be able to accept/deny follower requests with Twitter API when tweets are protected.
    This feature exists but currently this is not public.

    When I try to call this endpoint :

    POST https://api.twitter.com/1.1/friendships/accept.json?user_id=<follower id>

    I've received : {"errors":[{"code":37,"message":"Not authorized to use this endpoint."}]} - HTTP Code : 403

    8 votes
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  18. Build an API to manage polls and poll results

    Having access to an API for Twitter native polls would enable developers to create and schedule polls, as well as get back engagement data such as impressions, responses, Retweets of the poll, and their resulting responses, reach, and total engagement.

    31 votes
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  19. Add an Ask a Question feature, with allowed anonimity

    Already used through third-parties, an Asking feature would allow a new channel for interaction between users, with possible permission control such as ""follows/mutual followers only".

    1 vote
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  20. Specific accounts cleared from search history

    So, when the recent search option appears the clear button is in the top right corner with the accounts aligning beneath. Being able to click which account you want to clear from your recent search history would be significant for those networking, attempting to save time from repetitive search, and users in general of course.

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