retweet_count always coming as 0 when calling statuses/show API

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#1

Hi,

There is this tweet https://twitter.com/testeras3883/status/700961423757709312 which has beed retweeted 3 times but when I call following api in rest console I always get the value of retweet_count as 0.
https://api.twitter.com/1.1/statuses/show/700961423757709312.json
Also, below API is not showing any retweets as well:
https://api.twitter.com/1.1/statuses/retweets/700961423757709312.json

One retweet of above tweet is: https://twitter.com/ShantanuSocial2/status/701002730911825920
Is this is a bug ?


#2

The API is working as intended.
The examples you gave are not retweets of the original Tweet but actually only quotes of the original Tweet. Even though the Website calls those Retweet with Comment, it’s not really a retweet. As far as I know there is no API to get all tweets or users that quoted a specific Tweet, sorry.
(Maybe @andypiper has a bit more information about that?)

(A tweet is considered a quoted Tweet if you Tweet something that contains the URL to another Tweet as the last thing in this Tweet, the Apps and Website display those as inline “quotes” and the API additionally exposes some information about that quoted tweet in the tweet object)


#3

Thanks! got it now.