A quick note to self regarding adding a reply on Twitter using Twitter NPM library.
POST statuses/update lets one “tweet” a status on Twitter.
But when you want to add a reply the an existing twitter, you can set the
in_reply_to_status_id to the tweet ID you want to reply to.
The ID of an existing status that the update is in reply to. Note: This parameter will be ignored unless the author of the Tweet this parameter references is mentioned within the status text. Therefore, you must include
usernameis the author of the referenced Tweet, within the update.
Even though it says that it should be “mentioned within the status text”, but it doesn’t sound 100% correct as passing
username mentioned in the following sentence was enough to trigger the reply thread.
On line #17, username is passed and that’s sufficient to make
in_reply_to_status_id not to be ignored by Twitter.