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We want to hear your ideas for Twitter Developer Labs! How would you improve the current available endpoints in Labs, and what other things would you like us to consider building?

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  1. 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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  2. 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.

    1 vote

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    0 comments  ·  Recent search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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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    acknowledged  ·  1 comment  ·  Filtered stream  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    1 vote

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    acknowledged  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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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    acknowledged  ·  0 comments  ·  Hide replies  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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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    0 comments  ·  Follow, block, and mute  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    acknowledged  ·  0 comments  ·  GET users  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Twitter and users improvements

    Adding a trial or a demo developer account would be a great and fantastic idea because it well help the users to try something new and make them very interesting and in the other hand it well help twitter seeing their actions and knowing if they are able to be responsible of the developer account or not.

    1 vote

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    acknowledged  ·  1 comment  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Add a field to signal when media is being withheld by country

    Add a field to know when media is being withheld by country

    9 votes

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    acknowledged  ·  4 comments  ·  GET Tweets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Longer queries in filtered stream

    Queries can only contain a limited number of terms and characters. It would be very useful to increase this llimit.

    2 votes

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  11. API endpoint for reporting counterfeit digital goods

    Please add an API endpoint for reporting accounts that are selling counterfeit digital goods. Hundreds of accounts are selling Netflix accounts, Spotify, and more. Just search "Netflix Premium Account" and see what I'm referring to. Why is this permitted? Can you please offer more through the API so we can help stop this?

    1 vote

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  12. 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.

    18 votes

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    acknowledged  ·  2 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Add "name" and "screen_name" to the response data of Recent search API

    In the published standard search API, these parameters are in a single tweet object.

    ・User object

    Screen_name and name are important elements in User Object.
    Now we have to expand. This is very inconvenient.

    Please add "name" and "screen_name" to the response data.

    1 vote

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    acknowledged  ·  2 comments  ·  Recent search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Add support for "sample" operator

    Support for the sample: operator. Many use cases would benefit from random samples. For example, sample:10 would return 10% across each hour...

    3 votes

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  15. Add the “order” of the image

    Retrieve tweets using Labs’ Recent search API.
    I referenced the images in the order included in mediakeys, but obviously not in the order displayed on twitter’s web.
    But, the order of the images is not included in media
    keys.

    How do I know the order of images if tweet has multiple images attached?

    For example, if a manga with a single story is posted with four images, like this:
    (TwitterWebURL)/shiromanta1020/status/917652272804380672
    This doesn’t make sense unless you read it in order.

    In order to reproduce this “order”, it is necessary to add the “order” of the image as a response…

    1 vote

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  16. Add premium detailed engagement metrics end point

    It would be great if we can have another endpoint for metrics that would provide stats like the 28hr end point, so we can have more detailed metrics (link clicks, profile clicks etc) as well as hourly metrics

    6 votes

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    planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Tweet Metrics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Increase of Rate Limit

    Hiding replies would be of massive value to our clients, but with the current rate limits, we wouldn't be able to meet their requirements.

    Please can you provide forecasts as to when rate limits will be increased and what they will be increased to? Would this happen once the capability goes from Labs into live service?

    Many thanks.

    1 vote

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  18. Display to the user the day of the month the Tweet counter resets.

    I recently hit my monthly cap on the number of Tweets I consumed. I understand that this counter will reset on the day of the month I first enrolled for Labs. I can not find that date anywhere in the Labs UI. Please show me that date!

    1 vote

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  19. Add Moments API

    I was trying to summarize a conference in a moment with over 64 tweets. Trying to organize those manually moving them up and down 1-by-1 on the site was a pain (as many people tweet things not quite in chronological order of the conference or if you sorted once and want to add more later, it's hard).

    It'd be great to expose the API for creating/editing moments so that other tools could help push the experience of capturing events or help to correlate topics and insert into proper places.

    6 votes

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  20. Provide developers with an API testing console

    As a new developer, I want a lightweight way to make an API call within the documentation with little setup involved. I need to see and evaluate quickly what a request and response looks like for a specific endpoint.

    17 votes

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