Alt Text Expansions
The ability to retrieve Alt text in v1.1 is an old feature that was completely overlooked.
It was overlooked again in Labs as not a priority: https://twitterdevfeedback.uservoice.com/forums/921790-twitter-developer-labs/suggestions/38653933-alt-text-via-api
The new v2 version of the API is STILL missing the ability to retrieve alt text from tweets.
I would expect to find alt text along with the media, in https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/twitter-api/expansions
Agreed. Alt Text is very useful and needs to be available in v2 as soon as possible.