Is include_ext_alt_text still required?


#1

According to the July 12 amendment to the blog post https://blog.twitter.com/2016/alt-text-support-for-twitter-cards-and-the-rest-api the include_ext_alt_text is no longer required since it is enabled by default. I’ve found this to be untrue, it is still required to supply the include_ext_alt_text param in order to retrieve the alt text.

Tested this with https://twitter.com/todd/status/704722472898334720


#2

Yes, this seems to have been reverted for the moment. Apologies for the confusion here.


#3

Could the blog post be updated to reflect this? I was confused by this too.

Any particular reason for it to be reverted? I’d be surprised if adding new fields like that resulted in compatibility issues with existing clients.


#4

Still requiring the param when shouldn’t. Please fix ASAP.