Is there a way to track a "like" event in the same manner as a tweet/retweet?


#1

We’re using the streaming API to track tweets and retweets which has worked beautifully. Thanks, Twitter.

Now, we want to track Hearts/Likes/Favorites as well. At issue is the fact that I haven’t found a way to track the events using the stream. Our app tracks tweet/retweets at the time of their occurrence but we want to know when one of these entities gets a heart/fav? Is there a like/heart event from the stream that I haven’t understood?

Thanks in advance,

Scott Kallen


#2

Yes, but only for the authenticating user with userstreams not for arbitrary users: https://dev.twitter.com/streaming/overview/messages-types#Events_event

You’ll get a favorite event every time someone “likes” your tweets.