retweet_count is always zero in tweet object!


#1

Hi,
I am using the Streaming API to pull in a tweet, but retweet_count is always equal to zero within the tweet object!
Does anyone know how to resolve this issue?


#2

When working with the Streaming APIs, matching Tweets are sent in real-time when posted, which is why you can expect Retweets and Favorites counts equal to zero. The case you can expect non-zero counts is for newly created Retweets by looking inside the original Tweet object, nested in “retweeted_status”.