Is it possible to get a tweet's replies without one of the paid API packages?


#1

I’m working on a Windows 10 UWP client, and I’m trying to determine the best method of retrieving the responses to a given tweet.

I’ve found information on the old v1 API, but obviously that is all obsolete. Is there a way to accomplish this without paying for an expensive package?


#2

First of all, thank you for contributing to the Twitter ecosystem. Your work is much appreciated.

You’d have to parse the mentions timeline for replies to a specific Tweet ID. There are a few existing posts out there that discuss this.


#3

Well, from what I understand, this is a really limited method, because (a) it returns posts with some kind of quality filter enabled, meaning you aren’t guaranteed to get all responses to a tweet, and (b) with a free account I can only return the last seven days of content, which means anything retweeted (or something) that’s more than a week old is toast.

Am I correct in these assumptions?

Not only that, but the user mentions list only returns the last 20 mentions, which makes it useless for getting a complete list of responses for a given tweet.

This also won’t work for getting responses to a tweet from someone other than the logged-in user.

Is there seriously no straightforward way to retrieve the replies to a tweet? This seems ridiculously complicated for something that should be a core part of the public API surface.

The ability to view a tweet’s responses is pretty critical to any Twitter client.