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  1. Longer queries in filtered stream

    Queries can only contain a limited number of terms and characters. It would be very useful to increase this llimit.

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Filtered stream  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. First Tweet containing a hashtag

    Surface is the first tweet in the hashtag, to know the founder of the hashtag, it is his right; and also there are those who use the hashtag for no purpose intended for topic of the hashtag (no objection to it), but you are tired to reach the news for which the hashtag was founded due to the large number of tweets outside the same topic.

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    2 comments  ·  General features  ·  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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    0 comments  ·  Hide replies  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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. Allow to serve 10Ks-100Ks of users subscribed for a HideReplies app

    Allow a free-plan developer to serve 10Ks-100Ks of users subscribed for a "hide replies" allowing to hide tweets nearly real-time as they happen (provided that an app is capable to deal with such a firehose).

    This at least requires easy access to a stream of direct and indirect replies to the users subscribed.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Hide replies  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Trending spots

    Add more trending stations/places, like for north Indians its only Delhi.

    2 votes
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    acknowledged  ·  2 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Add an option to forward a tweet

    To enable one to send a tweet to a group

    2 votes
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    acknowledged  ·  2 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

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    0 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Data Fixtures for Twitter API's

    Building applications on top of API's are always harder to test. The API's evolve, causing unencountered responses and downtimes.
    App developers are usually late in identifying failure cases when things breakdown. It is why we write tests.

    But with hundreds of API's collecting data for tests is duplication of efforts if someone already have done that.

    To make life easier for all developers, how about a collaborative space where we can dump our data fixtures (Github?)

    I would be glad to contribute as we have been working with Twitter API for the past eight years and have written thousands of…

    2 votes
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    acknowledged  ·  0 comments  ·  Documentation and resources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. labs/1/users errors collection

    The new error collection is awesome! I am glad that we can now understand why fewer items are returned than requested.
    However, the errors are not always useful, in some cases you get
    status:403
    title:"Forbidden"
    type:"about:blank"
    detail:"Forbidden"


    1. It is not clear which element caused this error since the error index is not correlated with the input id index, ideally there should be a reference to which id caused this error, and the order of the results returned seems random.


    2. It is not clear what's the reason for this error, in cases when we are returning a list, it's probably not…

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    acknowledged  ·  1 comment  ·  GET users  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Provide an SLA

    Describe the level commitment (and dedication) to APIs.

    What are the thresholds for usage & overall sunsetting of service?

    What criteria will be used to make significant changes?

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    planned  ·  0 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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.

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    0 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Metric that indicates how many users have saved your tweet as a bookmark

    I think this metric is a unique way to gauge long-term engagement among users. Retweets can be likened to quick, instinctive reactions to content, but I think there is value in also providing users with measures that indicate more deliberative reactions (a good way to delineate these user behaviours can be best explained through 'System 1' vs 'System 2' thinking).

    For instance, suppose a professor tweets about a recently published academic paper. Whilst retweets provide insight into timely reactions, the academic might want to also keep track of other users who might potentially revisit/avail of their published content in the…

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    0 comments  ·  Tweet Metrics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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?

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    0 comments  ·  Tweet Reply Settings Experiment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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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    1 comment  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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.

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  16. 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.

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    0 comments  ·  GET Tweets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Time zone

    I am trying to set India time zone has + 5.30 @ tweet analytics, But I don't have those options.

    So can you confirm Is it a bug ?

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  18. Follow, block, and mute Introduction

    As we build the next generation of the Twitter API, we’re looking at how to rebuild the “follower graph” endpoints. Whether or not you’ve used the follow, search, and get users, or the mute, block and report users endpoints, we want to hear what you think. This is an effort to continue building in the open: sharing our roadmap and keeping you updated on our vision. As we have done in Twitter Developer Labs, this plan is not final, and with your feedback, will evolve over time.

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    0 comments  ·  GET users  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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.

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