Screen Name Changed


#1

I’m using the statuses/update method to post a reply to a user.
The user had sent a tweet using (for example) @pepe as his username.
The tweet was replied by me to that user, but in the meantime, he changed his username to @pepito.
My replied tweet was sent and its visible to all the users.

Is there something I’m missing or this is the expected result?

(I’m using the in_reply_to_status_id parameter to reply to the user)


#2

Sadly this is still an issue. I was surprised that this is the only thread I could find that mentions that.

Circumventing this by specifying @[userid] would be a simple solution, but as far as I know that’s not possible.

Does anybody know another easy way to handle users changing their screennames (without the need to permanently query for updated names)?


#3

No, there are no changes in this area, so I’m not aware of how you would enable the behaviour you’re seeking. Keeping an eye on the user’s Twitter ID is a more reliable way to ensure you use the correct screen_name.