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Getting full_text from truncated tweets #491

jmlipman opened this Issue Jul 20, 2017 · 5 comments


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jmlipman commented Jul 20, 2017

Hi guys,

I realized that when using this library I get truncated tweets and I tried to find a solution. I found on the Internet that there is a parameter called "tweet_mode" that you are supposed to tunned as "extended". However, there is no such parameter in the GetSearch function.

I realized that there is a parameter called raw_query, and I also tried to write something like "q=whatever&tweet_mode=extended" but it didn't work.

I made a workaround and I want to share it because someone might find it useful. You just need to modify a couple of lines:

In the file
In the function NewFromJsonDict from Status
Line 469 (below user_mentions=None)
add: full_text = None

Line 478 (below current_user_retweet = data['current_user_retweet']['id'])
add: if 'full_text' in data:
full_text = data['full_text']

Line (last):
add full_text in the parameters such that:
return super(cls, cls).NewFromJsonDict(data=data,

This is just a workaround but it would be great if it's implemented in the library.



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mejmo commented Dec 25, 2017

This does not work for me either.. When truncated True is, I did not have any property full_text in data..


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zefoo commented Dec 26, 2017

I'm seeing this too. This may be helpful: #506 - Although, I can't seem to get the workaround to work. Maybe you'll have some better luck? I'm curious if you find the solution.


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negi111111 commented Feb 17, 2018

Im also looking for it. Did you find a good solution?


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techieshark commented Mar 3, 2018

One thing: if anyone else runs into this, make sure you have tweet_mode='extended' when you call twitter.Api(). I got thrown off for a while by that.

            consumer_key= os.environ['CONSUMER_KEY'],
            consumer_secret= os.environ['CONSUMER_SECRET'],
            access_token_key= os.environ['ACCESS_TOKEN'],
            access_token_secret= os.environ['ACCESS_TOKEN_SECRET'],
            tweet_mode= 'extended')

jeremylow added a commit that referenced this issue Mar 10, 2018

fix issue with streaming tweets loading extended_tweet data
assigns each node in the extended_tweets dict
to the top-level node
tweet[extended_tweet][entities] > tweet[entities]
for example. this fixes an issue where tweets
were not being fully hydrated from the streaming

close issue #506; close issue #491

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jeremylow commented Mar 10, 2018

Fix lands in 564e6bb

@jeremylow jeremylow closed this Mar 10, 2018

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