Get ID of Tweet Just Posted


#1

I’m using an auto poster to post news stories to my Twitter account. I need to be able to return the ID of the tweet just posted so that I can store it in the database for future use e.g. to delete the tweet if the news story is deleted.

I came across other people simply getting the last tweet ID, but obviously there’s a (slim) chance that the last one is not the posted tweet.

Is there a way for me to get the exact tweet that was posted?


#2

The response to statuses/update contains the ID, but if you’re not controlling that bit it might be hard to get to.

Otherwise, just occasionally reading from statuses/user_timeline for your account or using user streams are two ways to receive the most recent tweets created by an account, from which you can build your index.


#3

I’m pretty new to API’s etc. I don’t know how to read the response.