View/Download media on Direct Messages using oauth authentication


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Twitter documentation specifies: “Unlike media shared in Tweets, media shared in direct messages requires authorization to view. This authorization can be presented via an authenticated twitter.com session or by signing a request with the user’s access token using OAuth 1.0A.”. While a message on a forum (https://dev.twitter.com/discussions/24116) says: “We’ll be releasing some documentation this week or early next on how to retrieve images attached to direct messages – it’s pretty simple, using OAuth 1.0A to retrieve the image instead of unauthenticated requests”. However, I still haven’t found a way to build a URL that lets me view or download the image without being actually authenticated via twitter.com. Can you please let me know if there is actually a way to do this? Thanks in advance.