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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.

    97 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…

    66 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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  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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  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. 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.

    15 votes

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    6 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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

    12 votes

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  10. 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.

  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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 ?

    6 votes

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  14. 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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    acknowledged  ·  1 comment  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Add premium endpoints for the following/followers endpoints

    At www.contexto.io and www.graphext.com we provide our customers the possibility of mapping and expanding Twitter communities leveraging the social graph. This allows us to get really contextual, relevant and different insights that most social media analytics tools offer (they mostly count keywords that matches a boolean query).

    We currently use the free API following/followers endpoints for this right now but with the new policy starting this month we cannot make more than 100K requests/day which prevent us from scaling our product. We would be very happy to pay for a premium endpoint like this!

    6 votes

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  16. Support non-public metrics via OAuth 2.0 for the Labs v2 'Tweets and Users' endpoint

    With API v2 (Labs v2) launching last week, it seems incredible that some endpoints still require the use of oAuth 1.0 which is scarcely supported. This makes developing for the 'next gen' API feel surprisingly primitive - and is an accessibility barrier that is unique in the sophisticated landscape of 2020.

    4 votes

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  17. Release from 3 day limit alert

    Giving us an alert when we are off our 3 day limit, because you guys give us one when we’re put on it but not when released from it.

    4 votes

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  18. World Hot Trends

    I suggest you to add hot trends.. Which has highest tweets in the world beside country trends it just suggestion named World hot trend... I feel it will get more contacts between people over world

    4 votes

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  19. Add an option to forward a tweet

    To enable one to send a tweet to a group

    4 votes

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  20. Tweet translation should be available through the API

    Build a new request operator that can be included in an API request, and returns a translation of the Tweet text in the Tweet payload. Supported languages should be the same languages that are supported by the "lang:" request operator.

    4 votes

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