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  1. 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 →
  2. Difference between the result of Twitter search screen and the return value of API

    In some cases, the result of a search set to include a specific word in the advanced search of twitter is slightly larger than the return value of the API. However, some tweets only appear in the return value of the API.
    Why is this? Why aren't they unified?

    This is the advanced search screen I am talking about.
    https://twitter.com/search-advanced?f=live

    We want the same result as searching for AAA in the advanced search screen, so the API rules are:
    "(AAA OR bio_name: AAA) -is: retweet"
    Please let me know if anything is wrong.

    Thank you

    1 vote
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    closed  ·  2 comments  ·  Filtered stream  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Allow to access historical replies for a depth of a year for subscribed users

    As hiding criterias tend to change over time (eg global grey-list of unwanted commenters to hide), I wish my app would be able to retroactively access (and hide/unhide) historical replies to historical tweets of subscribed users with a depth of eg at least a year from now.

    At least, to access the list of replies my app had previously hidden.

    2 votes
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    Thanks for the feedback! This is not currently on our roadmap, but keeping track of the replies that have been hidden by your app should be fairly straightforward to do on your end. It would be helpful if you could give us additional insight into why this feature is important for you and tell us more about your use case.

  4. Filtered Stream monthly limits

    I read in this announcement https://twittercommunity.com/t/new-filtered-stream-endpoints-available-in-labs-and-the-future-of-statuses-filter/129888 that the new Filtered Stream endpoint, available in Labs, will be subject to monthly limits on the amount of tweets retrieved.
    Do you think that this kind of limitation will also be present in the version released in the future?

    I didn't find this kind of limitation on the old endpoint "statuses/filter".
    In this answer on stackoverflow https://stackoverflow.com/questions/34962677/twitter-streaming-api-limits
    , the idea of a limit on the endpoint "status/filter" based on the amount of tweets delivered within a certain percentage threshold compared to the totality of tweets generated on twitter was mentioned.
    I find that…

    3 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Filtered stream  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Add a filter to return only currently promoted tweets

    Currently there is no way to only return promoted tweets. With a "filter:promoted" filter option, it would be possible to only return promoted tweets combined with other search terms.

    This feature would help researchers and increase ad transparency.

    17 votes
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    0 comments  ·  GET Tweets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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).

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Filtered stream  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Richer Direct Messaging API to enable creating more powerful BOTs

    To enable a truly rich bot experience on Twitter, the API is missing things like:
    - Cards message type (image + text + buttons +swipe left/right)
    - Buttons and menus as part of message (not only Quick Replies)
    - A more integrated webview, that is an integral part of the bot experience (for example the bot sends a "pick your seat" button which opens a small size web widget right in the chat to pick the seat, and then goes back to the main chat bot flow)
    And most important:
    the fixed limit of 15k DM regardless of number of…

    2 votes
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    closed  ·  1 comment  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Bypass "sign in with twitter" when using browser embedded in native Twitter app

    If you are using a native Twitter app such as the Twitter app on Android, if you click on a link to a website, which uses "sign in with twitter" to authenticate the user, the user is forced to login again, even though they are already authenticated with Twitter in the native app.

    In a perfect world this secondary sign in would not be necessary, and would reduce a lot of friction.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Twitter follow/unfollow Limits

    Hi, I'd love for twitter to readjust the current Follow/unfollow Limits currently set for each app.. we understand these limits are being set to eliminate spam activities on twitter but there should be an exclusion to this rule. for example there could be restrictions as to who can be followed or unfollowed (spammed) by the app/service and this should be limited to only those that use the same service/app reason being that the users already know what they're getting into. the funny thing is - users already know how to do these these without even using a 3rd party service.…

    3 votes
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    closed  ·  1 comment  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Allow access to DM group conversations via Twitter API

    Currently we can access 1on1 DM via Twitter API but not group conversations. If we forcibly set the group's conversation_id, Twitter API returns forbidden. Allow this.
    ref
    https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/direct-messages/sending-and-receiving/api-reference/new-event

    44 votes
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  11. Fully adopt OAuth 2.0

    I would like the Twitter API to use OAuth 2.0 instead of OAuth 1.0. OAuth1.0a is fairly specific to the Twitter APIs at this point in time. It's complicated to implement, and there is a dwindling number of developer tools that support it. OAuth 2.0 is less complicated and easier to build into an app than OAuth 1.0.

    6 votes
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