Is there a way to get full DM text via API?

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#1

Hi,

I’m working on a API where we are pulling DMs onto our server because they have to be anonymous. Everything works great, I can pull DMs off and reply to them BUT if the DM is longer than 140chars it shortens it using a t.co link.

Of course this is no good to me as I can’t have people going back onto the Twitter website and seeing the person’s username.

Is there any way to pull a full DM message? I’ve scoured the documentation but I can’t find a way.

Thanks in advance.

Chris


#2

Add the “full_text=true” query parameter


#3

Thanks @richardhyland for chiming in here! Chris @UKTH this information is described in the announcement post for longer DMs here.

I’m so sorry that we haven’t updated the docs accordingly - apparently I’ve been meaning to do this since September :speak_no_evil: so I really should sort it out! It is likely to be another few weeks before I can do this though, due to some other (unrelated) changes we are making to the docs. Thanks for flagging.


#4

Thank you so much to both of you, that does exactly what I needed.