I want to send an image with text to a follower using twitter4j. I am able to send a direct message like this:
Now, I can't figure out how to send an image as direct message. I did this for posting a tweet, which works:
StatusUpdate status = new StatusUpdate(message); status.setMedia(pathOfTheFileToSend); twitter.updateStatus(status);
So is it possible to send a image as direct message in twitter with the library twitter4j?
Thanks in advance.
First it's worth noting what
Twitter4j does. It provides a good abstraction and bindings to Twitter's REST API in Java.
If you look at Twitter's Direct Message Endpoint you will see that it does not currently provide a way to "attach" an image when sending a direct message.
This has been confirmed at Twitter Developers forums before:
We have no announced plans yet for providing a media upload endpoint for direct messages.