Twitter's estimation of the importance of a Retweet. The values are:

  • none
  • low
  • medium
  • high (right now, this one's reserved by Twitter for future use)

The medium and high entries roughly correlate to the "Top Tweets" results for searches on

Here's how it works. Twitter assigns a filter level to each Tweet. For example, I might post a Retweet that Twitter decides to mark as "low", which means that they don't see it as particularly significant. A moment later, you post a Retweet and they mark it as "medium" which is the highest level currently possible.

This DataSift filter will deliver both of our Retweets:

twitter.retweet.filter_level in "low, medium"

While this one will find yours but not mine:

twitter.retweet.filter_level == "medium"

Resource information

Target service: Twitter

Target object: Twitter: Retweet

Type: string

Array: No

Always exists: No