We are working on an iOS app where we want to show the timeline of a user. We are only interested on the normal tweets (no replies) as you can see on the Twittter website, for example:
This account has a few direct tweets per day and lots of replies.
The only API available to get that list of tweets seems to be the ‘statuses/user_timeline’ with the ‘exclude_replies’ parameter. But for some reason (probably performance) the replies are filtered out after retrieving the tweets. I quote from the documentation: “… the count parameter retrieves that many tweets before filtering out retweets and replies.”.
So if we call the user_timeline API with a max. of 200 tweets:
we only get a limited number of results, usually between 0 and 5. That’s because the other 195 tweets are replies.
Is there a way to get more tweets in one request?