Deletion notice no longer sent in user stream for tweets from users that aren't followed


#1

I’m currently in the progress of working on some old code that used to work with v1.0, to make it compatible with v1.1. The main thing I do in my code is take information from incoming tweets on the user stream of my app’s twitter account. However, as recommended by your guidelines, I want to honour a user’s wish to delete that information when they delete their tweet. I’ve noticed that since v1.1 I don’t receive deletion notifications when a user deletes their tweet, unless they are being followed by my app’s twitter account.

In other words, if I’m mentioned in a tweet sent by a user I don’t follow, the tweet will appear in my user stream, but when they delete the tweet the deletion notification won’t appear in my user stream.

Firstly I want some clarification that this is the correct behaviour because I haven’t been able to find this particular difference between 1.0 and 1.1 documented anywhere. Secondly, is there anyway I can receive deletion notifications for mentions without following the user?

Thanks,

John


#2

Hi,

Any updates on this? I’m performing some tests with twitter4j and noticed the same behavior, i.e. no alerts when a tweet is deleted.

Thanks,
Ivam


#3

Thank you for your patience. We will try to investigate this issue soon and report back.


#4

2 years later, I am still having this issue, no deletion notices in the streams I open.

Any updates???