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  1. Sentiment analysis

    As a developer working on a social analytics platform having a field in each Tweet that signals the calculated sentiment for Tweets would be very beneficial.

    I currently have a Bayesian Classifier that performs this task but maintaining my training data to adapt to newer Tweets is a big overhead.

    We can use Azure Cognitive Services APIs but there would be considerable costs processing data at scale.

    1 vote
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  2. Search bar for your individual timeline

    Implementing a search bar solely for your timeline will save users from wasting time trying to remember tweets when they refresh the app. Instead of having to scroll down, search for the tweet with words that are constantly used in the atmosphere, and for those that may have forgotten to bookmark it immediately upon sight.

    2 votes
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  3. Split personal pictures and memes in media

    Can be interesting to split in two the type of medias in user profiles.
    1/ Personal pictures of the user (where he is tagged)
    2/ All the rest (gif, memes, etc.)
    Currently it's a little bit messy when you want to check the medias of a user.

    2 votes
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  4. Poll with images

    It's a pity to not be able to create a poll providing images on the same tweet. Why not adding it, like you did for retweet few years ago ?

    2 votes
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  5. Button to see poll result

    Really often, people on Twitter define a choice on their poll just to let people not concerned see the result. Why not providing a simple button to let anybody see the result without having to choose an answer ?

    5 votes
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  6. Control scope of tweets individually

    The evolution of this week was really interesting, but I would go further and like Facebook, let the user decides WHO can see a tweet (everybody, only my followers, our only the mentioned users).

    2 votes
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  7. Integration of twitter login flow for mobile apps and websites

    A lab for building a simple login flow using the REST API and HTTP headers would do us a world of good. Detailed steps with how to build structured messages (I am aware that this is documented in fair detail but a lab form would additionally help us test our individual solutions as well) along with reference implementation and standard value outputs against which bespoke solutions can be tested. Along with the above a list of reference implementations for various languages such as Javascript, Java, Python would help as well. I am still stuck at Twitter login and am struggling…

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  8. 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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  9. Change the limit on user_timeline for the authenticated user own timeline

    The user_timeline endpoint currently has a hard limit of only fetching the most recent 3,200 tweets. I understand this limit if the authenticated user is requesting for timeline tweets from another user. But what if the limit could be changed when the authenticated user is fetching tweets from his own timeline, e.g. the most recent 10,000 tweets or all? Other platforms such as Instagram allow you to fetch all of your media from your profile.

    Thanks.

    2 votes
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  11. Missing entitiy operator is:reply

    If I want to filter for original tweets only I can use -is:retweet and -is:quote, but then I still receive tweets which are discussion replies. I can filter them out manually as a work around by checking for inreplytouserid values in the streams data fields, but having a is:reply entitiy operator would be very useful and save traffic and processing power on both sides.

    1 vote
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  12. 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.

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  13. GET statuses/likers/ids endpoint

    Why don't we have the same kind of statuses/retweeters/ids endpoint but for likes, in order to get all the user ids who liked a particular tweet ?

    11 votes
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  14. 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.

    4 votes
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  15. Add endpoints for muted keywords

    We need a way to manage muted keywords, similar to the existing endpoints for muted users:

    GET mutes/keywords/list
    POST mutes/keywords/create
    POST mutes/keywords/destroy

    8 votes
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  16. API response should contain descriptive error messages for actions that are forbidden

    When I try to hide a Tweet in a thread that wasn’t started by the authenticating user, I get the response:

    (
    [title] => Forbidden
    [type] => about:blank
    [status] => 403
    [detail] => Forbidden
    )

    I understand that this action should actually be forbidden, but the error in the API response doesn't tell me why the action is forbidden (which is that the authenticating user is trying to hide a Tweet in a thread that wasn't started by the authenticating user)

    11 votes
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  17. 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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  18. Who to follow API

    Add an API version of the popular "Who to follow" link seen at lower right on the home page: https://twitter.com/<...>/whotofollow .
    (Currently it uses non-public APIs under the hood.)

    6 votes
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  19. Geo enrichment

    Gnip PowerTrack has a "Profile Geo" enrichment [0].

    Adding this to the filtered streams API would make migrations easier.

    [0] https://support.gnip.com/enrichments/profile_geo.html

    1 vote
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  20. 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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