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  1. 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 ?

    4 votes
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    acknowledged  ·  0 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Bookmark feature to improve organization

    Ability to categorize bookmarks and have a search bar included in that feature as well. This will permit users to access their favorite saved posts quicker and more efficiently. Organization is rooted in the most common reasons of dislike while utilizing social media applications, so with this tool you would be killing two birds with one stone. Simply by gaining attention from current and new users as well to compete with other applications while getting rid of this nuisance.

    4 votes
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    closed  ·  1 comment  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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.)

    4 votes
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    acknowledged  ·  3 comments  ·  GET users  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Use cases for the ability to limit who can reply to a Tweet in the API

    The API should support limiting who can reply to a Tweet when Tweeting using POST statuses/update. This could be useful for publishing tools that can be used to schedule and publish Tweets across different accounts (e.g. a brand account in multiple languages).

    What are other use cases where you would want to limit who can reply to a Tweet through the API?

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Tweet Reply Settings Experiment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    1 comment  ·  Documentation and resources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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.

    3 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Hide Replies and Block Users should be combined in a wiser way

    Currently, there is an easy way troll farms already circumvent the "hide replies" feature:
    1) post a disinfo/harrassmt reply to a target account
    2) then immediately block (blacklist) the target account
    3) now the abusing reply is visible for everyone, but neither attacked account nor anyone else can do anything with it.

    I don't have a solution that will surely fix this. I understand that this is actually feedback on how Hide Replies works for users, not how it should be available via API. Any better place to post feedback on user feature and to be sure it will be

    3 votes
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    under review  ·  Daniele responded

    Thank you for this feedback, and appreciate the level of detail. Your voice is heard here – We’re passing this to the team working on Hide replies for users so they can review.

  10. 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 →
  11. Programmatically unhide a Tweet

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

    3 votes
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  12. 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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    acknowledged  ·  0 comments  ·  GET Tweets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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…

    3 votes
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  14. Add an option to forward a tweet

    To enable one to send a tweet to a group

    3 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Card Validator: Display all meta-tags?

    Description of issue: Could the Card Validator be updated to show all the meta-tags? As it is, it shows the count of metatags, and a somewhat interesting one, like this:


    INFO: Page fetched successfully
    INFO: 23 metatags were found
    INFO: twitter:card = summary_large_image tag found
    INFO: Card loaded successfully

    My request: It would be helpful to display all the tags, not just twitter:card.

    Extra credit: Highlight the tags that Twitter will actually use in the card. This would be helpful when similar tags are present, e.g., twitter:text:title and twitter:title

    URL affected (must be public): https://lochlymelodge.com

    [Troubleshooting steps](https://twittercommunity.com/t/not-whitelisted-unable-to-render-or-no-image-what-to-do-next/62736)

    3 votes
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  17. 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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  18. Show app developer profile on app authorization screen

    The app authorization screen that shows up whenever a user is authorizing / logging in using twitter with a twitter app for the first time should also display the app owner twitter account. Like a "Made by: @TwitterAPI ..." box

    As a user, I find it reassuring to see that an app developer has an active presence on Twitter, and as a developer, i'd like to be open about the app purpose and ownership.

    eg: https://developer.twitter.com/content/dam/developer-twitter/images/ScreenShot2015-03-20-authorize-card.png this screen should contain something like the profile popup displaying Name, screen_name, description, whether the account follows me and "Followed by ...…

    3 votes
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  19. 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.

    3 votes
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  20. 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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