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  1. Build an API to create and retrieve Tweet threads

    Tweet threads have become increasingly popular over the past few years. This API would enable developers to tap into the potential of threads by programmatically creating threads, as well as retrieving all Tweets in a thread.

    95 votes

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    under review  ·  7 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. API to report abuse/inappropriate content

    I suggest that the report features extend to API users. Report abuse is only available for individuals who get exposed to, click, and decide to report a tweet/account.

    A lot of inappropriate content is unfortunately on twitter. Perhaps I could categorize into 4 types:
    (1) inappropriate language: hate speech, harassment (bullying, sexual harassment)
    (2) inappropriate image: pornography, graphic violence
    (3) intention for inappropriate and harmful activities: intention to commit a crime (shooting, bomb, individual or mass threats), sell inappropriate products and services (prostitution, drugs - not debating if it is illegal or not, but I think twitter shouldn't be the…

    59 votes

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    under review  ·  9 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Build a conversation updates API

    I would like to recommend building a conversations API that enables developers to track updates to full conversation threads. This API would retrieve the entire conversation that a Tweet is in, and return all Tweets and replies within a given thread. This API would enable developers to go from a Tweet of interest to all replies in the thread, without having to recursively search for Tweets with the correct "inreplytostatusid".

    43 votes

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    acknowledged  ·  5 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    40 votes

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    2 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Add an Endpoint for Aggregate Video Metrics Across Tweets

    It would be really helpful to have an analytics endpoint in which the entity was a media ID (in my case a video ID) and you could request engagement & video metrics aggregated at the video level, even if that video appeared across many different tweets. Right now this is possible through the Engagement API for video views only, but it would be great if it were available through the Ads API & included seconds/minutes viewed, percentile completions, call to action clicks, etc.

    35 votes

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    acknowledged  ·  3 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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 →
  7. Accept or deny follower requests (when tweets are protected)

    It will be really useful to be able to accept/deny follower requests with Twitter API when tweets are protected.
    This feature exists but currently this is not public.

    When I try to call this endpoint :

    POST https://api.twitter.com/1.1/friendships/accept.json?user_id=<follower id>

    I've received : {"errors":[{"code":37,"message":"Not authorized to use this endpoint."}]} - HTTP Code : 403

    17 votes

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    5 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    planned  ·  Aurelia Specker responded

    Thanks for the feedback. This is most certainly something that we will be considering as we build the next generation of the Twitter API.

  8. 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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    planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Documentation and resources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Make the endpoint rate limited at user level instead of app level

    We have built a social media management app that allows our customers to also view insights for their social accounts and posts.

    Every midnight we refresh insights for all posts published via our app in the past 7 days.

    For Twitter, we're only recording the number of favorites and retweets (returned by the /tweets endpoint), but we would like to gather more metrics, such as impressions, # of replies and video views.

    The current rate limit is 15 requests / 15 minutes and 50 Tweets / request.

    This basically means we can gather metrics for only 15 customers at a…

    16 votes

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    planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Tweet Metrics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Add Endpoint to get retweet with comment aka 'Quote tweet'

    Create endpoint for get "quote tweets" by other to Tweets authored by the user. Like endpoint statuses/retweetsofme.

    14 votes

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    6 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Consistency for "Likes" and "Favorites"

    Language consistency would be helpful.

    • API Representation uses "favorites", but the current Twitter interface uses "likes".

    • In the documentation for "Account Activity API" notes "likes", while in "Search Tweets" notes as "favorites".

    • Perhaps not all of us are aware that "favorites" is a precedent of "likes".

    13 votes

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    started  ·  1 comment  ·  Documentation and resources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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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    3 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    acknowledged  ·  Aurelia Specker responded

    Thanks for the request & details. We don’t yet have plans to address this, but I have shared your request with the Product team for future consideration.

  13. 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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    acknowledged  ·  0 comments  ·  Hide replies  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Build a more accessible version of the engagement metrics API

    Twitter could build a more affordable version of the enterprise Engagement API, which would provide developers with Tweet metrics for owned Tweets.

    Engagement data returned by the API includes number of Likes, Retweets, replies, impressions, and engagements (for example, number of link clicks). This API would enable developers to better understand their reach and impact on Twitter.

    11 votes

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    started  ·  2 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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

    10 votes

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    acknowledged  ·  4 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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 →
  17. Recommend and endorse a good Twitter library

    Twitter could include a list of approved Twitter libraries for different programming languages in the documentation. This would equip developers with robust resources and help them know which resources they can rely on to use the Twitter API.

    9 votes

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    started  ·  7 comments  ·  Documentation and resources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. The ability to unlike tweets from private accounts

    Please give us an option to be able to unlike tweets from private accounts. Facebook have given their users an option to unlike posts from private accounts and posts from blocked accounts using the activity log. It does not violate anyone’s privacy as you cannot see the posts in your activity log, it just informs you that you liked a post and allows you to unlike it. I please request the same option to be available on Twitter. It takes a very long while to post all of your tweets and photos to a new account and try to figure…

    8 votes

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  19. "Followers you know" in Get labs/2/users expansions

    In the app or on the web, we can access to the list of "Followers you know" of another user. It could be nice to have this information in expansions too.

    8 votes

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    2 comments  ·  GET users  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Show when a Tweet is hidden in the Tweet payload

    The Tweet payload should contain a field that indicates whether a Tweet has been hidden. This can help people maintain display consistency regardless of where they manage their Twitter accounts. Researchers can find the field useful to understand circumstances such as relevancy, confusion and abuse.

    8 votes

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