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jlocatell
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Twitter users mentions

I wonder if it is possible to run a flow that mention users into a tweet. 

 

try to put a @ in front of the user id filed but it gives me an error

 

ideas?

 

thanks in advance

 

J

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Power Automate Staff SameerCh
Power Automate Staff

Re: Twitter users mentions

That's correct.  We explicitly filter out the use of @ mentions when posting to Twitter.  We do this to comply with Twitter's anti-spam rules.  Sorry about that.

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Twitter users mentions

Hi Jlocatell,
 

Currently, it seems that it is not possible to run a flow that mention users using “@” in front of the “User ID” or “Tweeted by”. I created a flow to post a tweet when a new tweet is posted. In the “Post a tweet” action, I selected “Tweeted by” filed and added “@” in front of the field. However, when the flow ran successfully, only a string of “Tweeted by” was posted to Twitter. I also tried with “User ID”, only the number of the “User ID” was posted to Twitter.

 

For this issue, I would suggest you submit an idea at “Flow Ideas”. The link of the “Flow Ideas” is:
https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas


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Mabel Mao

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Power Automate Staff SameerCh
Power Automate Staff

Re: Twitter users mentions

That's correct.  We explicitly filter out the use of @ mentions when posting to Twitter.  We do this to comply with Twitter's anti-spam rules.  Sorry about that.

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CFullerMVP
Level: Powered On

Re: Twitter users mentions

I have had the same issue and I see that it's just not allowed per the thread below. Could we re-frame this into a different approach? Currently I use a twitter approval process which has me re-tweet the same thing that the original person tweeted (details available at http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2016/07/01/applying-automation-and-approvals-to-twi...). Could we instead be given a different type of automation which does a real re-tweeet versus creating a tweet with the same text? This would be preferable as it would credit the original author correctly and our interaction would count towards the original poster's re-tweet numbers. 

Phasmid
Level: Power Up

Re: Twitter users mentions

Agree 100% that a true RETWEET options would be ideal. Since there wasn't a true retweet, I was trying to do RT:@Username, but ended up doing the RT:UserName without the @.

JShoq
Level: Powered On

Re: Twitter users mentions

@SameerChI understand that you are saying that you are removing the usernames to "comply with Twitter's anti-spam rules." I also noticed that IFTTT has the same implementation as Flow. However, there are scheduled tweet systems like HootSuite and FutureTweet that allow usernames to be mentioned. Has this been brought up to Twitter? I have built an awesome scheduled tweet system with SharePoint, PowerApps and Flow but this limitation may make me dismantle it. Thoughts?

SQLDBAwithBeard
Level: Powered On

Re: Twitter users mentions

What I do is to use the concat expression

 

concat('@',triggerBody()?['UserDetails']?['UserName'])
 
and then you can add RT: before that and the Tweet text afterwards 🙂
Administrator
Administrator

Re: Twitter users mentions

Great workaround!

JShoq
Level: Powered On

Re: Twitter users mentions

I just tried your example and Twitter stripped the "@" from my post. So, no workaround from what I can see. Smiley Frustrated

SQLDBAwithBeard
Level: Powered On

Re: Twitter users mentions

Hmm, This is definitely working for me

 

 

 

Here are the results

 

 

and the tweets

 

 

I am also using this to save to Database and also to Excel as well as to Buffer and it is even loading the  PowerBi at

 

powershell.cool

JShoq
Level: Powered On

Re: Twitter users mentions

You got me interested to dig in and see if I can replicate how you did it. Thanks for showing this off! Nice job.

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