Reusing media with multiple tweets


#1

If I upload an image and get its media id and try and use it with more than one status update I get the “Status is a duplicate” error. Is this possible - I want to use the media with more than one tweet (from a single user) but don’t want to create multiple images/uploads for this purpose.

Is there any way to do this?


#2

Currently it is not possible. If you try to do so, as you already observed, you get a Status is a duplicate. (Error 187)

The error message is a bit confusing, though. Currently there is no way to attach the image to more than one Tweet.


#3

The duplicate status error is not ideal - but just to check, did you use the same text, or just the same media ID?


#4

For the first Tweet I used the text: test tweet, for the second test tweet number two. So not exactly the same.


#5

Yeah - same for me - I used the same media_id and different text - this resulted in the error.


#6

Thanks for the feedback, I’ll see whether we want to clarify the error message in this case.


#7

I’d prefer that you allowed multiple tweets with the same media ID :wink:


#8

Is it possible for one person to remove a media url, and thus affect all the other tweets containing the same media_id (if it was allowed)


#9

No.