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  1. 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 →
  2. 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.

    2 votes
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    2 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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 →
  4. 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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  5. Programmatically unhide a Tweet

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

    3 votes
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  6. 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).

    5 votes
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  7. 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

    1 vote
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  8. 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 →
  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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.

    5 votes
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  12. Trending spots

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

    2 votes
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  13. Add an option to forward a tweet

    To enable one to send a tweet to a group

    2 votes
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  14. Include Reach in metrics API

    Include message lifetime reach (unique impressions) and profile-level daily reach metrics for messages. This provides better insight into the number of individuals that saw a specific tweet or content associated with a profile/brand.

    6 votes
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  15. Add a field to signal when media is being withheld by country

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

    8 votes
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    acknowledged  ·  4 comments  ·  GET Tweets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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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  17. 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.

    5 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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.

    13 votes
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