Twitter Status Update: in_reply_to_status_id is null always


#1

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?


#2

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.


#3

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


#4

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

Please help!


#5

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?


#6