Search/tweets endpoint and extended_entities


#1

Hello,

I’m building a simple application on the search API and I noticed that the results don’t contain extended_entities. Is there any chance to get this information other than manually request information about each tweet via statuses/show or statuses/lookup?

Also, the documentation page about extended_entities is inaccessible for me (link found here).

Thanks!


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#2

As far as I know this was a planned feature a while ago and I thought it was already implemented but it doesn’t seem so… Maybe @andypiper can provide us with an update about it?


#3

Here is the link to extended_entities:

https://dev.twitter.com/overview/api/entities-in-twitter-objects#extended_entities

Your hyperlinks are pointing to a different page.


#4

Thanks, still the question of this thread remains unanswered, additionally the docs are pointing to the wrong link, so this should be fixed.


#5

I have the same issue.

Is there any plan to include extended_entities in the search API responses?


#6

Still not coming through for videos at least.
ETA anybody?


#7

Can someone from Twitter please answer when extended_entities will start showing up for search results?


#8

Unfortunately we don’t have any information to share on that at the moment.


#9

extended_entities are very present in the statuses/sample and statuses/filter results. Just not appearing in search/tweets results.

A wish: The docs would some day contain both what the intended API design and what actually works today.


#10

We do strive to keep things updated, but as you’ve found, we do still have inconsistencies. Please feel free to submit doc issues in the appropriate categories (REST/Streaming/etc) and we’ll do our best to follow those up! Thanks!


#11

It would be preferable to update the API to match the docs. :innocent:


#12

As far as I can tell, extended_entities are still missing from search/Tweets. Is this true? :frowning:


#13

There’s been little active development on the search/tweets endpoint recently, so that is still the case, yes.


#14

@andypiper Does this mean it’s impossible for me to filter Tweets with a video attached (and then display said videos on a site?). Thanks for the quick reply!


#15

I think you can use filter:video (? not tried recently) to return a result set - without extended entities - and then re-fectch the matching Tweets using statues/lookup. Not ideal, but it should work.


#16

@andypiper Wow. Is this mentioned anywhere in the documentation?

It’s actually filter:videos (plural) according to my testing, and it does appear to only filter down to Tweets including videos. Thanks!


#17

The filter: types are listed in the support documentation for search, I think - also mentioned briefly in the operators popup on the search.twitter.com page. Probably worth adding to the API docs…


#18

As last day of Oct 2015, the extended_entities are still missing from search results. hope this can be included soon, so we do not have to make multiple calls.


#19

As last day of Nov 2015, the extended_entities are still missing from search results. hope this can be included soon, so we do not have to make multiple calls.

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#20

Still not returning extended_entities.