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February 19, 2019: Important Twitter changes to the Buffer API

To Our Valued Buffer Partners:

In order to comply with the updated 2019 Twitter Developer Policy, we are making a few changes to Twitter content that we provide to our partners and third parties.

We are only able to provide, distribute, and allow download of Tweet IDs, Direct Message IDs, and/or User IDs. Any additional Twitter content beyond these IDs will be redacted from the Buffer API effective February 19, 2019.

The following endpoints will be affected:

/profiles and /profile/:id will no longer return the parameters for all Twitter profiles:

  • service_username
  • formatted_username
  • avatar
  • avatar_https
  • cover_photo
  • statistics

/updates/:id and /profiles/:id/updates/sent will not longer return the parameters:

  • text
  • text_formatted
  • media
  • extra_media
  • service_link
  • statistics
  • retweet

To comply with Twitter’s Developer Policy, if you would like to retrieve any of the redacted information you can communicate directly with the Twitter API utilizing the following IDs in your requests:

  • profiles, /profile/:id will return the service parameter set to "twitter" and the service_id parameter which corresponds to a Twitter user_id.

More information on user lookup here

  • /updates/:id, /profiles/:id/updates/sent will return the profile_service parameter set to "twitter" and the service_update_id which corresponds to a Twitter Tweet ID.

More information on Tweet lookup here

Thank you so much for your understanding as we implement these important changes. Please feel free to email us at partnerships@buffer.com with any questions you might have.

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