Retweets not appearing in Search API results


#1

My application uses Search API to filter tweets having mention of a handlename. I want re-tweets to be in included in the search results as well. Earlier upon searching, I was getting re-tweets in search results but today I noticed that the re-tweets are no longer appearing in search results.

Is there any change in API which is causing this?
How do I get retweets in the search results?


#2

Same here. As of yesterday (I think), retweets were included in search results. Today, they’re not. My app relies on retweets - that is, tweets with a “retweeted_status”, being included. Can you tell us what’s the expected behavior going forward?

Thanks!


#3

It’s been two days that Search API only returns tweets. Is this an error, if not, is there any new way to get all tweets and retweets, natives included?


#4

I have noticed that retweets have disappeared from the Search API. The research I am doing depends on having retweet information. as well a tweets. Search API is pretty much useless if it excludes retweets. Can access to retreets be restored please.


#5

Same here. RTs do not showing, a huge problem because without RTs you can not measure the real reach and impact of your hashtags. Twitter please fix this ASAP.


#6

Same here!


#7

I hope this is a temporary change due to World Cup load. Twitter may be saving some resources by not indexing retweets for search.


#8

Same here, since 27 Jun!!

What’s the problem???


#9

Please fix this ASAP because every impact report is wrong.


#10

Thank you all for reporting this.

We are currently investigating the issue and will keep you updated on this thread.


#11

Any advance? I have tried almost every Twitter Analytics tool and they all show wrong data without the RTs.

Thanks in advance


#12

Having the same problem here, @romainhuet any news? Thanks.


#13

any update? Checked the search API today, retweets still missing. When will this be fixed?


#14

Please, any update?

This issue is killing me


#15

Hello everyone,

The engineering team has tracked down the issue and implemented a fix. It will be deployed tomorrow (Wednesday), so you can expect to see retweeted_status again in the Search API results.

I will update this thread when the fix is in production.

Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Best,
Romain


#16

Thank you!


#17

Thanks for the update!


#18

Thank you!


#19

ALELUYA!!! It is fixed! Thanks Twitter

Thanks @romainhuet


#20

thanks Twitter for update and fix. Looking good. Thanks again