I was working with this api method today as well. What I found was
that if your update's text does not contain an @reply to the user who
created the status you are sending a reply to, Twitter seems to ignore
the in_reply_to_status_id. I hope that helps.


On Jan 28, 10:11 am, Rocker <shadab.empo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to achieve the reply functionality of the twitter to a
> particular tweet(status) using 
> thehttp://api.twitter.com/version/statuses/update.formaturl.
> In this i am passing in_reply_to_status_id parameter and
> include_entities=true to replay to a tweet.
> The status got updated but the response xml doesn't contain any data
> in the in_reply_to_status_id node.
> Even though the status got posted, it isn't displayed as a reply.
> Am i on the wrong track?
> What could be the possible reason. I am using OAuth for the whole
> scenario.
> Thanks
> Rocker

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