Twitter Status Update: in_reply_to_status_id is null always


Hi,I am using Twitter API to update the status of Tweet which has in_reply_to_status_id parameter.I am passing in_reply_to_status_id in post but in response i always get in_reply_to_status_id and in_reply_to_status_id_str value as null and also it is not viewing in Twitter wall as conversation.It posts on Twitter as separate mention instead. Could you please help?


The rules for using that field are that you also must begin the reply tweet with the @username of the user the reply is addressing. Make sure your tweet text begins with "@username " when using this field.


I am using @username at the start of the post but it still not works.I get empty reply_status_id in response.


I get the same issue when I use the PHP API, well sometimes it works, while sometimes it doesn’t :confused:

Please help!


Same here… I wonder if it might have something to do with retweets? I.e., whether, in order to reply to a retweet, one must mention not only the user who retweeted but also the author of the retweeted post?