How are the new Twitter alerts identified?


With the newly announced Twitter alerts ( I was wondering how they are identified in the API.

  • Is there a new flag on tweets that are alerts?
  • Or is it just based upon certified accounts including ‘#alert’ in a specific tweet?
  • Are there any live examples of these sort of tweets? I couldn’t see any referenced on any of the supporting docs, or on the accounts I looked at.



Wondering if anyone received a response to this question? Are Twitter alerts in the API?


They are not and this is not an active Twitter feature.