FOLLOW/UNFOLLOW <username> commands do not work anymore


#1

Using thirdparty apps, we used to be able to follow/unfollow users by typing the SMS commands "FOLLOW ", "UNFOLLOW " as tweet messages.

Looks like those commands do not work anymore. I tried a few third-party apps, and twitter iphone app as well. When I type the SMS command "FOLLOW ", it shows up as a tweet, as opposed to following that user. As of now, SMS style commands only work on Twitter’s website.

Did anyone else notice this issue?


#2

We’re finally cleaning up the mostly undocumented “side effect” tweet commands that statuses/update used to interpret. Please use the canonical functions for those actions instead from now on.