I know in previous posts Twitter staff have mentioned that the REST API currently does not have a feature to access a pinned tweet. I am wondering if this is still the case.
When perusing through Stack Overflow, I found this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/34792142/twitter-api-detecting-pinned-tweets/34796813
It states that there is a “pinned_tweet_ids” in the returned JSON for https://api.twitter.com/1.1/users/show.json?id=2705321. However, when I execute the API call, I don’t have a “pinned_tweet_ids” in the returned JSON (and that user does currently have a pinned tweet).
Is it accurate to say that as of September 18th, 2017, there is no way to accessed pin tweets (meaning the user’s answer wrong? If it has been added as a feature, why am I unable to see pinned tweets in my JSON return?
I am a blogger, and we typically pin a tweet that we would like other bloggers to share to help our blogs grow. I am building a small application that will help me manage my blog’s social media accounts. I would like to be able to specify a user account and have my program automatically retweet the user’s pinned tweet, however, since I am unable to locate the pinned tweet on a user’s profile, I am not sure I will be able to accomplish.