Direct messages have no concept of threading and in_reply_to_status_id will
be ignored. To send a DM use direct_messages/new.


On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 13:35, Duane Roelands <>wrote:

> The direct_messages/new request does not accept any sort of "in-reply-
> to" parameter.  Am I correct in assuming that a reply to a direct
> message is sent as a normal status update via statuses/update (with
> in_reply_to_status_id set and the username in the text).
> Does Twitter know that in_reply_to_status_id was a direct message and
> send the reply as a direct message?
> How do I ensure that a reply to a direct message is correctly sent as
> a direct message?

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