Twitter

The Twitter modules allow you to monitor, search, create, list, or delete tweets; monitor and list retweets; watch and list followers; manage favorites; watch, send, list, and delete messages; manage lists and mentions, and also search users in your Twitter account.

Getting Started with Twitter

Prerequisites

  • A Twitter account

  • Make paid pricing plan. Twitter is a premium app. Therefore, it is not available for users using the FREE pricing plan.

Note

To get access to premium modules, upgrade to any of our paid plans, starting at $9 per month.

In order to use Twitter with Make, it is necessary to have a Twitter account. If you do not have one, you can create a Twitter account at twitter.com/signup.

Note

The module dialog fields that are displayed in bold (in the Make scenarionot in this documentation article) are mandatory!

Connecting Twitter to Make

To connect your Twitter account to Make follow the general instructions for Connecting to services.

After you click the Continue button, Make will redirect you to the Twitter website where you will be prompted to grant Make access to your account.

Note

Do not forget to check the Follow Make for news checkbox to stay up to date with new Make features.

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Confirm the dialog by clicking the Authorize app button.

Note

You may need to unlock your account first.

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Follow the instructions from Twitter and grant Make access (above) after the unlocking process is completed.

Tweet

Retrieves tweet details when a new tweet is posted.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

I want to watch

Select whether you want to watch your own tweets or someone else's tweets.

Screen name

Enter the screen name of the Twitter user you want to watch for new tweets. For example, Make.

Prevent replies from appearing in the returned timeline

If this option is enabled, replies to the tweet will not be returned.

Include retweets

Retweets are excluded by default. Enabling this will also allow you to return retweets by this module.

Limit

Set the maximum number of tweets Make will return during one execution cycle.

This action allows you to search for Tweets that match the given criteria. You can get a maximum of the last 100 tweets. The search results are limited to Tweets from the past 7 days.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

Search phrase

Enter the search term. You can use search operators.

For detailed information on search possibilities, see the 'Standard search operators' section in the Twitter Rules and filtering API Documentation.

Supported Search Operators (see the list of operators in the 'Standard search operators' section in the Twitter Rules and filtering API Documentation)

Operator

Finds Tweets...

watching now

containing both “watching” and “now”; this is the default operator.

“happy hour”

containing the exact phrase “happy hour”.

love OR hate

containing either “love” or “hate” (or both).

beer -root

containing “beer” but not “root”.

#haiku

containing the hashtag “haiku”.

from:interior

sent from Twitter account “interior”.

list:NASA/astronauts-in-space-now

sent from a Twitter account in the NASA list astronauts-in-space-now.

to:NASA

a Tweet authored in reply to Twitter account “NASA”.

@NASA

mentioning Twitter account “NASA”.

politics filter:safe

containing “politics” with Tweets marked as potentially sensitive removed.

puppy filter:media

containing “puppy” and an image or video.

puppy -filter:retweets

containing “puppy”, filtering out retweets.

puppy filter:native_video

containing “puppy” and an uploaded video, Amplify video, Periscope, or Vine.

puppy filter:periscope

containing “puppy” and a Periscope video URL.

puppy filter:vine

containing “puppy” and a Vine.

puppy filter:images

containing “puppy” and links identified as photos; including third parties such as Instagram.

puppy filter:twimg

containing “puppy” and a pic.twitter.com link representing one or more photos.

hilarious filter:links

containing “hilarious” and linking to URL.

puppy url:amazon

containing “puppy” and a URL with the word “amazon” anywhere within it.

superhero since:2015-12-21

containing “superhero” and sent since date “2015-12-21” (year-month-day).

puppy until:2015-12-21

containing “puppy” and sent before the date “2015-12-21”.

movie -scary :)

containing “movie”, but not “scary”, and with a positive attitude.

flight :(

containing “flight” and with a negative attitude.

traffic ?

containing “traffic” and asking a question.

Limit

Set the maximum number of tweets Make will return during one execution cycle.

Sort by

Select the type of search results you want to receive.

mixed: Includes both popular and real-time results in the response.

recent: returns only the most recent results in the response.

popular: returns only the most popular results in the response.

Language

Enter the ISO 639-1 code (2 characters) to restrict tweets to the desired language.

Until

Enter the date to return tweets posted before the date. Use the YYYY-MM-DD format.

Geographical Coordinates

Returns tweets by users located within an entered radius of the specified latitude/longitude.

Include Entities

Enable this option to include entities in the result. For more information about entities please refer to the Twitter Entities documentation.

Posts a status message on Twitter.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

Status

Enter the content of your Twitter post. Max 280 characters.

Upload

Select whether you want to upload a video or images file.

Source File

Map the file you want to upload from the previous module (e.g. HTTP > Get a File or Google Drive > Download a File), or enter the file name and file data manually.

Attachments

Use the Add item button to attach an image, video, or GIF file. Select the Media Category that represents how the media will be used.

Size restrictions for uploading:

  • Image 5MB

  • GIF 15MB

  • Video 15MB

Attached images contain sensitive content (nudity, violence, etc).

Enable this option if you upload Tweet media that might be considered sensitive content such as nudity, or medical procedures.

Geographic Latitude

Enter the latitude of the location this Tweet refers to. This parameter will be ignored unless it is inside the range -90.0 to +90.0 (North is positive) inclusive.

Geographic Longitude

Enter the longitude of the location this Tweet refers to. The valid ranges for longitude are -180.0 to +180.0 (East is positive) inclusive.

Display tweets coordinates

Enable this option to put a pin on the exact coordinates a Tweet has been sent from.

Returns tweets of a specified user.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

Screen name

Enter the screen name of the Twitter user whose tweets you want to retrieve, e.g. Make.

Prevent replies from appearing in the returned timeline

If this option is enabled, replies to the tweet will not be returned.

Include retweets

Retweets are excluded by default. Enable this option to also return retweets by this module.

Limit

Set the maximum number of tweets Make will return during one execution cycle.

Retrieves a specified tweet.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

Tweet ID

Enter (map) ID of the tweet you want to retrieve details about.

Include Entities

Enable this option to include entities in the result. For more information about entities please refer to the Twitter Entities documentation.

Include Extra Alternative Text

If alt text has been added to any attached media entities, this parameter will return its value in the top-level key for the media entity.

Include My Tweet

Enable this option to include an additional current_user_retweet node, containing the ID of the source status for the retweet to any Tweets returned that have been retweeted by the authenticating user.

Include Card URI

Enable this option to include a card_uri attribute when there is an ads card attached to the Tweet and when that card was attached using the card_uri value.

Deletes a specified tweet.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

Tweet ID

Select or enter (map) the ID of the tweet you want to delete.

Retweet

Retrieves tweet details when a tweet has been retweeted.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

Tweet ID

Select or enter (map) the ID of the tweet you want to watch for retweets.

Limit

Set the maximum number of retweets Make will return during one execution cycle.

Returns retweets of a specified tweet or user IDs of users who retweeted the tweet.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

List

Select whether you want to list retweets or retweeters of the specified tweet or your retweets.

Tweet ID

Select or enter (map) ID of the tweet you want to return retweets or retweeters for.

Limit

Set the maximum number of retweets/retweeters Make will return during one execution cycle.

Retweets or unretweets a tweet.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

Choose

Select whether you want to retweet or unretweet the tweet specified below.

Tweet ID

Select or enter (map) the ID of the tweet you want to retweet or unretweet.

Followers

This module is not available anymore. Use a template to store followers in a data store and add new followers to it on a regular basis: Save new followers from Twitter to Data store.

Retrieves followers of a specified user.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

List Followers

Select whether you want to list followers by Screen Name or by User ID.

Screen Name

Enter the screen name of the Twitter user whose followers you want to retrieve, e.g.Make if the field is left empty, only your followers will be returned.

User ID

Enter (map) the ID of the user whose followers you want to retrieve. If the field is left empty, only your followers will be returned.

Limit

Set the maximum number of followers Make will return during one execution cycle.

Skip Status

If you enable this option, the Status collection will not be returned in the result. Status contains information about the user's latest tweet.

Include User Entities

Enable this option to include entities in the result.

Please find the descriptions of the fields in the Watch Followers section above.

Favorites

Retrieves like details when you or a specified user likes the tweet.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

List Likes

Select whether you want to list likes by Screen Name or by User ID.

Screen Name

Enter the screen name of the Twitter user whose likes you want to retrieve, e.g. Make. If the field is left empty, only your likes will be returned.

User ID

Enter (map) the ID of the user whose likes you want to retrieve. If the field is left empty, only your likes will be returned.

Limit

Set the maximum number of likes Make will return during one execution cycle.

Include Entities

Enable this option to include entities in the result.

Returns the 20 most recent Tweets liked by you or a specified user.

Please find the descriptions of the fields in the Watch likes section above.

Likes or unlikes a specified Tweet. Returns the liked Tweet when successful.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

Choose To

Select whether you want to like or unlike the Tweet.

(Unliked) Tweet ID

Enter (map) or select the ID of the Tweet you want to like or unlike.

Include Entities

Enable this option to include entities in the result.

Message

Retrieves message details when you receive a new message.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

Limit

Set the maximum number of messages Make will return during one execution cycle.

Sends a direct message to a specified user.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

User ID

Enter (map) the ID of the user you want to send a message to. Retrieve the ID, for example, using the Search Users or List Pending Followers Requests modules.

Message Text

Enter the text content of the direct message.

Retrieves message details.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

Message ID

Enter the ID of the message you want to retrieve details about.

Deletes a message.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

Message ID

Enter (map) or select the message you want to delete.

List

Returns tweet details when a new tweet is created on a specified list.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

Search List

Select whether you want to identify the list by a slug or by the List ID. If you decide to identify the list by a slug, you'll also have to specify the list owner.

List ID

Enter (map) or select the list you want to watch for tweets.

Slug

Enter the list slug.

Select User

Select whether you want to identify the user by User ID or by the Screen Name.

Include Entities

Enable this option to also return entities. Entities are a variety of metadata about the tweet in a discreet structure, including: user_mentions, URLs, and hashtags.

Include Retweets

Enable this option to also return native retweets (if they exist) in addition to the standard stream of tweets.

Limit

Set the maximum number of tweets Make will return during one execution cycle.

Adds a member to a list. You must own the list to be able to add members to it.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

List ID

Enter (map) or select the list you want to add a member to.

Get User

Select whether you want to identify the user by User ID or by the Screen Name.

Returns all lists you or the specified user subscribes to, including their own.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

List Lists

Select whether you want to identify the user by ID or by the screen name.

User ID/Screen Name

Enter (map) the User ID or the Screen Name of the user that subscribed to the lists the module will return. Leave the field blank to return only your lists.

Reverse

Enable this option to return owned lists first.

Limit

Set the maximum number of lists Make will return during one execution cycle.

Mentions

Returns tweet details when you are mentioned in a tweet.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

Limit

Set the maximum number of tweets Make will return during one execution cycle.

Returns the 20 most recent mentions.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

Limit

Set the maximum number of mentions Make will return during one execution cycle.

Users

Retrieves user details.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

Get User

Select whether you want to identify a user by their User ID or by the Screen Name.

User ID / Screen Name

Enter (map) the user ID or screen name of the user you want to retrieve details about.

Provides a simple, relevance-based search interface to public user accounts on Twitter. Try searching by topical interest, full name, company name, location, or other criteria. Exact match searches are not supported.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

Search Phrase

Enter the search term.

Limit

Set the maximum number of results Make will return during one execution cycle.

Allows you to change your profile picture.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

Source file

Map the file you want to upload from the previous module (e.g. HTTP > Get a File or Google Drive > Download a File), or enter the file name and file data manually.

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Others

Allows you to perform a custom API call.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

URL

Enter a path relative to https://api.twitter.com. E.g. /1.1/statuses/home_timeline.json

Note

For the list of available endpoints, refer to the Twitter Developer Docs.

Method

Select the HTTP method you want to use:

GET

to retrieve information for an entry.

POST

to create a new entry.

PUT

to update/replace an existing entry.

PATCH

to make a partial entry update.

DELETE

to delete an entry.

Headers

Enter the desired request headers. You don't have to add authorization headers; we already did that for you.

Query String

Enter the request query string.

Body

Enter the body content for your API call.

Example of Use - List Home Tweets

The following API call returns the most recent Tweets and Retweets posted by you and the users you follow:

URL: /1.1/statuses/home_timeline.json

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Matches of the search can be found in the module's Output under Bundle > Body. In our example, 19 Tweets were returned:

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Returns user IDs of every user following the authenticated user.

Note

This module is especially powerful when used in conjunction with Make an API Call > GET /1.1/users/lookup.json, a method that allows you to convert user IDs into full user objects in bulk.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Twitter account.

Limit

Set the maximum number of followers Make will return during one execution cycle.

Access to earlier tweets and messages

The Twitter triggers can only process a limited number of the most recent tweets and messages.

  • The Watch tweets and Watch retweets triggers can process up to 3,200 of the most recent tweets.

  • The Watch messages and Watch favorite tweets triggers can process up to 200 of the most recent tweets.

  • The trigger Watch mentions can process up to 800 of the most recent tweets.

  • The search module Search tweets allow searching for tweets that are up to one week old.

Earlier tweets and messages are ignored.

Processing is terminated with a 429: Rate limit exceeded error

Twitter allows every user to send a limited number of requests per a 15- minute interval from their account. If a user exceeds this limit, Twitter returns a 429 Rate limit exceeded error. If this happens, wait until the quota is renewed and run your scenario again.

The number of requests made when executing a scenario differs depending on the trigger used and the number of Tweets Make has to go through.