Uploaded GIFs not in media entity


Looking at tweets with GIFs in them, the entity response only includes a URL to the twitter page and not a collection of images as MEDIA like JPG/PNGs.
Example ID 479326834128343040 https://snap.apigee.com/1pijNaS


It seems like it’s in the Urls array inside of Entities, but it’s just a redirect. If you look at the source, they display gifs as mp4s inside of an html5 video element…


Has anyone found a workaround for this? Seems like a major oversight.


Agree. How can they obfuscate a simple GIF to this level? I understand they’re trying to be backwards compatible but they should have really put both a media entry with the GIF for HTML-based clients, and easy access to mp4 for everyone else.