We need a "reply to" (mention) tweet intent


#1

There’s currently no way to create an @ reply tweet using the Twitter web intents. We have the “in reply to” intent, which must specify a specific tweet to reply to:
https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?in_reply_to=35782000644194304

But there’s no simple “tweet this person” intent. The best option is to use the simple tweet intent like so:
https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=%40neave%20

But this leaves the text highlighted, and I’ve found that most people start typing and therefore remove the @ reply. Ideally there would an intent called “reply” which worked like this:
https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?reply=neave

Which would create a tweet box but the initial @ reply cannot be removed, or at least doesn’t select the initial text. What do you think?
Thanks,
Paul.


#2

Thanks for the suggestion. This is called a “mention” (rather than a @reply which pertains directly to an originating status id) and you’re right that the intent system could better encourage this use case.


#3

Thanks @episod, yes that’s what I mean. An intent like this would be very useful:
https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?mention=neave


#4

This is possible, even though unmentioned at the Web Intents documentation.

If you use the screen_name parameter to pass on a twitter handle, it won’t be included in the pre-selected area when the intent box pops out.

https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?screen_name=gem_ray&url=http%3A%2F%2Fbranch.com&text=Testing%20123...

#5

where is the documentation for https://twitter.com/intent/tweet


#6

There: https://dev.twitter.com/docs/intents#tweet-intent


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