Sending an automated reply to people retweeting my tweet

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#1

My question is pretty simple:
I post a tweet. Many poeple are re-tweeting it. Can i send an automated tweet in reply to this re-tweet as a thank you gesture. Is this practice as per the twitter guidelines or will twitter suspend the account.

Need a quick reply please


#2

There are very clear rules about automation practices on our support site.

I would strongly recommend that you don’t do this, as it is not a great experience for other users.


#3

Thanks for the reply @andypiper

But according to the link shared by you, there is a note in the document which says : media or brands using auto-response campaigns must request approval from Twitter and may be subject to additional rules.

So how to go about it. Whom to contact as I want to do it for a brand.
The flow is basically like this:

  1. The brand tweets a tweet from their twitter account.
  2. With every retweet, the brand is pledging to plant a tree.
  3. Users would retweet the brand tweet. Using API, we can get the handles of all the users who have re-tweeted our tweet.
  4. We post a reply to our tweet only mentioning each Re-tweeter handle in a separate reply and thanking them for the contribution.

Please can you confirm if i am correct?


#4

If it’s just a reply to your self, it’s an ordinary https://dev.twitter.com/rest/reference/post/statuses/update with in_reply_to_status_id set to the id of your first tweet.

Mentioning lots of users in a single tweet is a bit annoying though. How about:

Post your Tweet asking for RT = 1 Tree,
Upload photos of your planted trees as a reply to your original tweet, and Tag https://blog.twitter.com/2014/photos-just-got-more-social people (up to 10 per tweet) manually instead.

Tagging people instead of @ mentioning them might be better because: The “Thanks” tweet will still send a notification to users, but you won’t be able to tag people unless they have “allow anyone to tag me in photos” or “Only allow people I follow to tag me in photos” & they follow your account - these people likely won’t mind the followup, but you won’t be able to tag anyone that doesn’t want to be tagged.


#5

If the brand has an advertising account manager then they should work with them.


#6

Thanks for the reply.

It’s not a reply to myself, but it is a reply marking the user who has retweeted my tweet. Through the API i can get the twitter handles of each user who has retweeted my tweet. So, in my tweet only, using the API i would be mentioning the handle of each user (obviously just 1 user in one reply) with the image.

I want to automate things all along, so nothing has to be done manually, tagging or mentioning the user.