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  1. Bookmark order

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

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  2. 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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  3. 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.

    35 votes
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  4. 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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    0 comments  ·  Follow, block, and mute  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. First Tweet containing a hashtag

    Surface is the first tweet in the hashtag, to know the founder of the hashtag, it is his right; and also there are those who use the hashtag for no purpose intended for topic of the hashtag (no objection to it), but you are tired to reach the news for which the hashtag was founded due to the large number of tweets outside the same topic.

    3 votes
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    2 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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.

    8 votes
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    acknowledged  ·  2 comments  ·  GET Tweets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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 →
  8. 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.

    1 vote
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  9. 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.

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  10. 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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  11. Filtered Stream

    Extra Rules and Tweet allowance for Filtered Stream.

    We have an integration with the Filtered Stream API and on-boarding some private beta customers.

    I expect we'll exhaust the number of Rules and volume of Tweets with a handful of customers soon.

    Idea: - option(s) to opt into extra Rules/volume of Tweets.

    PAYG model would work or having a Premium Filtered Stream API offering please.

    2 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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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    1 comment  ·  Filtered stream  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Change Filter Rules API, Lengths and Limits

    Currently 1 rule is limited to 512 characters, and there are 10 rules.

    The rules API would make more sense if there was a limit on operators and a number of them, rather than the character length of rules. For example: when using multiple follow:user or follow:id it can get unpredictable due to the varied length of screen_names and user IDs created before 64bit snowflake user ids.

    To make the rules API more useful, there should instead be a limit on the number of specified operators, not rules or rule character lengths.

    This way, i should be able to specify…

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Filtered stream  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback! We are aware of this ask, but we will not be making any changes to this in the near-future. As such, I am going to close this suggestion. However, please continue to vote for this idea if it resonates with you.

  15. 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".

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  16. 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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  17. Wildcards in filtered stream

    Wildcards would be very nice to have in filtered streams: Customers want them, and there is no way to emulate it on our side.

    When a query term contains a * character, * would match any character in a tweet, one or more time. When a query term contains a ? character, ? would match any character, exactly one time.

    For example, Tw*ter would match Twitter, Tweeter, Twiter, Tweetter.

    3 votes
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  18. I'd like the ability to get followers for a user but in a sorted manner.

    Right now you can definitely get all the followers of a user, but I want to be able to sort those results by particular properties. So for example, I may want to sort my followers by the number of followers they have, in order to see my most "important" followers.

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  19. Retrieve a list of hidden replies to a given Tweet

    Developers may need to retrieve a list of hidden replies for a specific Tweet. This can be useful to obtain a list of Tweets can can be unhidden, given appropriate user consent. Developers can also create aggregate reporting via this API (for example, count how many Tweets are hidden per conversation, or per time period).

    6 votes
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  20. Follow, block, and mute Introduction

    As we build the next generation of the Twitter API, we’re looking at how to rebuild the “follower graph” endpoints. Whether or not you’ve used the follow, search, and get users, or the mute, block and report users endpoints, we want to hear what you think. This is an effort to continue building in the open: sharing our roadmap and keeping you updated on our vision. As we have done in Twitter Developer Labs, this plan is not final, and with your feedback, will evolve over time.

    1 vote
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