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  1. Nonstop Video Play

    Having the ability to play videos outside of the app while you are scrolling through your phone. In case people are multitasking and still want to pay attention.

    2 votes

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  2. 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.

  3. Make custom lists more powerful

    The current list management is good to keep for example our "best friends" in one place, but the usage behind it is really limited.
    Why not allow several filters in the home page (not in another menu) to display only the tweets of a selected list, and give the possibility to exclude retweets of other users ? It will be useful to follow several persons in priority when you follow too many people.

    1 vote

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  4. 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 →
  5. 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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    acknowledged  ·  0 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Contact Tab

    Being able to place your contact information in a tab within your bio. Great for networking and leaving space for more details in your bio in general.

    1 vote

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Likes Feature

    Having the ability to hide certain likes on your portfolio so they can remain hidden or seen under your control.

    1 vote

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  11. 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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  12. 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 →
  13. Feature Request Web Intent DM on Apps

    Hi! I hope this is the right place to ask a bit feature request for the apps.

    I build a chat bot and sending CTAs to give example to user how to write some comands on DM (for example: /subscribe #asia, /unsubscribe #asia)

    by using Twitter Web Intent of DM
    (e.g: https://twitter.com/messages/compose?recipient_id=123456789&text=/subscribe%20#asia).

    It works great, but I have some inconvenience because on Android App, when user click on the Button, the app open new Android Fragment of DM activities to the same bot.

    Thanks!

    1 vote

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  14. historical trending topics

    Is it possible to get historical trending topics by location, time, and topic category? For example, can we have an API that outputs the top 10 trending business topics in U.S. on certain dates. This will help researchers study and monitor trending topics.

    1 vote

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  15. Location search

    Having the option to search locations at the top where top, latest, people, photos & videos are. When user permits it through posting or even inside bios.

    1 vote

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  16. Retweet while limited

    When you retweet, it doesn’t go through as normal function under your three day limit. When you do retweet, however, if it doesn’t show up under your recents it will still show retweeted. If you want to retweet it you have to reload the app. Being able to press retweet and if it doesn’t go through continue to scroll or if it does but when you press undo retweet it still stays green. This is one of those bugs that could be fixed in a matter of time, so here’s my suggestion.

    1 vote

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  17. 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.

    3 votes

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    2 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    acknowledged  ·  Aurelia Specker responded

    This is already possible with the Search API (full archive). You can use the counts endpoint for example to find out when a hashtag was mentioned for the first time on Twitter.

  18. 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.

    2 votes

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  19. Search bar account connection

    In the search bar, when you type a letter in you come across accounts that follow you. That feature should include accounts you follow in general as well. Shows mutual connections on there as well as everyone you follow for more suggestions and efficiency.

    1 vote

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  20. Search bar for our own tweets

    Ability to search through your past tweets to pull them up quickly and avoid scrolling infinitely.

    1 vote

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