Category Archives: News

Updated media API documentation is now available

@andypiper wrote: As part of our ongoing efforts to improve our developer documentation, we’ve recently shipped some updates to the Media API reference information. Specifically, these updates relate to the Tweet object data dictionary, and include a number of clarifications about what to expect in API responses that include media entities. If you use media […]

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Upcoming changes to user object and GET users/suggestions endpoints

@andypiper wrote: We are making two sets of changes to our APIs & related documentation. These updates clarify the status of some data fields that are already obsolete, clean up legacy features, and retire access to some outdated endpoints. These changes fall into two categories: Deprecation of some fields in the user object to remove […]

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Updates to daily follow limits

@Hamza wrote: Today, we changed the daily limit for the number of users a single user can follow from 1,000 to 400, as referenced here. This limit is applied to each user individually, independent of the applications they use to access the Twitter platform. As a result, this new user limit also applies to third-party […]

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Rate limit changes to mentions_timeline and user_timeline endpoints

@johnd wrote: Today we are previewing changes to two of the most commonly used Twitter standard API endpoints – user and mentions timeline. Specifically, we will begin limiting total GET requests to the v1.1 /statuses/mentions_timeline and /statuses/user_timeline endpoints to 100,000 requests per day as of June 19, 2019. You can learn more about the reasons […]

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New is:reply search operator for premium and enterprise

@Aurelia wrote: Today, we are excited to announce the launch of a new search operator: is:reply is now available to use with the paid premium and enterprise search endpoints. This operator is already available with enterprise PowerTrack and enterprise Historical PowerTrack. is:reply is a Boolean operator that can be used to filter all replies to […]

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Update on the Embedded Grid display type

@evansobkowicz wrote: In August 2017 we announced that Moments would render as timelines instead of grids. Today, we’re announcing the end of our support for grid-style embedded collections. We want to focus on widget types which are more widely adopted, such as embedded Tweets and timelines. We’ll continue to support embedded grids for 30 days, […]

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Upcoming changes to PNG image support

@NolanOBrien wrote: Historically, Twitter has supported JPEG and PNG format images. Over the years, we’ve made improvements to our image pipeline moving towards faster load times while improving quality within reasonable constraints. Starting February 11th, we are going to extend this effort to better support users globally with how we handle uploaded images, with a […]

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Beginning today: developer.twitter.com will replace apps.twitter.com for all app management

@andypiper wrote: As we’ve previously shared, we’re unifying all developer tools and access within our new developer portal at developer.twitter.com to provide a cohesive developer experience. Historically, apps.twitter.com has been the portal for managing Twitter API access using “apps”. In July, we started requiring all developers who need to create new apps to apply and […]

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How and Why Your Small Business Should Use Twitter

  If you run a small business and aren’t using Twitter, you’re missing out on a great opportunity. Some 47 percent of people who follow a brand on Twitter are more likely to visit that company’s website. Three-quarter of companies with an online presence are now using Twitter for marketing purposes But don’t just think you can […]

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