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Twitter Scraper

Go Reference

Twitter's API is annoying to work with, and has lots of limitations — luckily their frontend (JavaScript) has it's own API, which I reverse-engineered. No API rate limits. No tokens needed. No restrictions. Extremely fast.

You can use this library to get the text of any user's Tweets trivially.

Installation

go get -u github.com/n0madic/twitter-scraper

Usage

Get user tweets

package main

import (
    "context"
    "fmt"
    twitterscraper "github.com/n0madic/twitter-scraper"
)

func main() {
    scraper := twitterscraper.New()
    for tweet := range scraper.GetTweets(context.Background(), "Twitter", 50) {
        if tweet.Error != nil {
            panic(tweet.Error)
        }
        fmt.Println(tweet.Text)
    }
}

It appears you can ask for up to 50 tweets (limit ~3200 tweets).

Get single tweet

package main

import (
    "fmt"

    twitterscraper "github.com/n0madic/twitter-scraper"
)

func main() {
    scraper := twitterscraper.New()
    tweet, err := scraper.GetTweet("1328684389388185600")
    if err != nil {
        panic(err)
    }
    fmt.Println(tweet.Text)
}

Search tweets by query standard operators

Tweets containing “twitter” and “scraper” and “data“, filtering out retweets:

package main

import (
    "context"
    "fmt"
    twitterscraper "github.com/n0madic/twitter-scraper"
)

func main() {
    scraper := twitterscraper.New()
    for tweet := range scraper.SearchTweets(context.Background(),
        "twitter scraper data -filter:retweets", 50) {
        if tweet.Error != nil {
            panic(tweet.Error)
        }
        fmt.Println(tweet.Text)
    }
}

The search ends if we have 50 tweets.

See Rules and filtering for build standard queries.

Set search mode

scraper.SetSearchMode(twitterscraper.SearchLatest)

Options:

  • twitterscraper.SearchTop - default mode
  • twitterscraper.SearchLatest - live mode
  • twitterscraper.SearchPhotos - image mode
  • twitterscraper.SearchVideos - video mode
  • twitterscraper.SearchUsers - user mode

Get profile

package main

import (
    "fmt"
    twitterscraper "github.com/n0madic/twitter-scraper"
)

func main() {
    scraper := twitterscraper.New()
    profile, err := scraper.GetProfile("Twitter")
    if err != nil {
        panic(err)
    }
    fmt.Printf("%+v\n", profile)
}

Search profiles by query

package main

import (
    "context"
    "fmt"
    twitterscraper "github.com/n0madic/twitter-scraper"
)

func main() {
    scraper := twitterscraper.New().SetSearchMode(twitterscraper.SearchUsers)
    for profile := range scraper.SearchProfiles(context.Background(), "Twitter", 50) {
        if profile.Error != nil {
            panic(profile.Error)
        }
        fmt.Println(profile.Name)
    }
}

Get trends

package main

import (
    "fmt"
    twitterscraper "github.com/n0madic/twitter-scraper"
)

func main() {
    scraper := twitterscraper.New()
    trends, err := scraper.GetTrends()
    if err != nil {
        panic(err)
    }
    fmt.Println(trends)
}

Use http proxy

err := scraper.SetProxy("http://localhost:3128")
if err != nil {
    panic(err)
}

Delay requests

Add delay between API requests (in seconds)

scraper.WithDelay(5)

Load timeline with tweet replies

scraper.WithReplies(true)

Default Scraper (Ad hoc)

In simple cases, you can use the default scraper without creating an object instance

import twitterscraper "github.com/n0madic/twitter-scraper"

// for tweets
twitterscraper.GetTweets(context.Background(), "Twitter", 50)
// for tweets with replies
twitterscraper.WithReplies(true).GetTweets(context.Background(), "Twitter", 50)

// for search
twitterscraper.SearchTweets(context.Background(), "twitter", 50)

// for profile
twitterscraper.GetProfile("Twitter")

// for trends
twitterscraper.GetTrends()