View/Download media on Direct Messages using oauth authentication


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 session or by signing a request with the user’s access token using OAuth 1.0A.”. While a message on a forum ( 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 Can you please let me know if there is actually a way to do this? Thanks in advance.