Is there a way to use a media_id repeatedly without the image going to the gallery?

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branding

#1

We want to run a contest with a very important client’s account (~ 5M followers), and they have cool pictures and videos on their gallery, so we don’t want our contest to change that.

The contest is pretty straightforward: When you’re getting close to the prize (say, tweet #10000), we send an autoreply to the users with an image that they’re getting close to the prize. The image is from a list of predefined images (5 items), same for all the replies.

Of course, we first upload the media and get the media_id of the images. Then we repeatedly use those media_id(s) to reply the tweets that are getting closer to the prize. Albeit is the same media_id(s) we use on every reply, the gallery is repeating the image of every reply on the gallery.

So, is there a way this not to happen? Maybe the image appearing one time only, or not appearing at all at the gallery?

Thanks!


#2

No, this is not the way that media IDs work.


#3

Ok, thanks for the response. Leaving the media_id aside, is there any other way to display image on tweets and not having them on the gallery?


#4

Not that I am aware of.