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Twitter accidentally lets us tweet an unlisted

Twitter accidentally lets us tweet an unlisted

Twitter experience Allowing two people to tweet together He has a strange loophole. It is now possible to create a file Unlisted tweet. It’s not private, but you can only see it if someone sends you a link. or integrate it into a website.

Here is my unlisted tweet:

These tweets don’t appear on your timeline, and they don’t show up if you search for them – yet they are. People can even respond to them. And if they do, those responses will They appear in Twitter search, and people can find the original tweet in a roundabout way.

Here’s the trick, assuming you have access to CoTweets. You need to ask another Twitter account To CoTweet Tweet With you – and they need to ignore this request. (Which is not difficult if they are using Twitter on a desktop client, as there are no accept/reject buttons yet.)

If they accept the CoTweet, your Tweet will be made public. If they refuse, it is deleted. But as long as it remains in limbo, it’s available to anyone with a URL to see. My colleague Jay Peters and I had a bunch of tests this morning.

I seriously doubt that’s the goal of Twitter, and it probably won’t last long this way. Twitter may automatically delete pending CoTweets after a certain period of time. I asked and I will let you know what I hear.

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Or maybe it will continue because this is actually something Twitter advertisers have had access to for a while: another version of this is called Tweet “Promoted Only” It is a feature of the basic system. Andy Bayo wrote about it In 2015 and His ‘ad’ is still available. Maybe you can Try this way To create an unlisted tweet as well, since Twitter doesn’t make much distinction between users and advertisers anyway.

There are two restrictions: I couldn’t set my unlisted tweets to not allow replies and reply to my country king An unlisted tweet pulled straight from the ether to my public timeline again.

I don’t have any great ideas on why you’d want to do all this other than bragging rights – but that’s how I feel about CoTweet, period! Bad actors should know this type of tweet he is Visible to Twitter and its data partners, though. (If that’s you, please stop and do something productive for our crumbling society instead.)