Short link for a single tweet


#1

I read https://dev.twitter.com/docs/tco-link-wrapper/faq and it looks like only links in the tweet text itself are shortened. I’d very much like a short url pointing to the tweet itself.

Reasoning:
I have an IRC chatbot that listens to streaming user_timeline, and I insert links into chat as they come in. Currently, I manually build the tweet url (Clojure):
(format “https://twitter.com/%s/status/%s” user tweet-id)

but that can expand into a pretty large url, taking up much chat space. Is there a way to use t.co to point to a single tweet instead? I tried reverse-engineering like:

t.co/:tweet_id
t.co/:screen_name/statuses/:tweet_id

but no luck.