I’m seeing posts from 2013 asking about the ability to retrieve replies, but it seems this feature is still unavailable. Is it too taxing on the database to include reply IDs, or is there another reason they’re not available? If reply IDs can’t be included in a Tweet object, could there at least be a way to retrieve replies in a separate Search request? I know you can already search for replies to a given user, but I’m looking for replies to a given Tweet.
This would be a powerful feature and enable the creation of very interesting applications. I hope this is under consideration, as I believe Twitter is an important platform and could benefit from making this data available to API consumers.