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Python – API.create_mute() in Tweepy

  • Last Updated : 08 Jun, 2020

Twitter is a popular social network where users share messages called tweets. Twitter allows us to mine the data of any user using Twitter API or Tweepy. The data will be tweets extracted from the user. The first thing to do is get the consumer key, consumer secret, access key and access secret from twitter developer available easily for each user. These keys will help the API for authentication.

API.create_mute()

The create_mute() method of the API class in Tweepy module is used to mute a user as the authenticated user.

Syntax : API.create_mute(id / screen_name / user_id)

Parameters : Only use one of the 3 options:

  • id : specifies the ID or the screen name of the user.
  • user_id : specifies the ID of the user, useful to differentiate accounts when a valid user ID is also a valid screen name.
  • screen_name : specifies the screen name of the user, useful to differentiate accounts when a valid screen name is also a user ID.

Returns : an object of class User



Example 1 : Consider the following user :




# import the module
import tweepy
  
# assign the values accordingly
consumer_key = ""
consumer_secret = ""
access_token = ""
access_token_secret = ""
  
# authorization of consumer key and consumer secret
auth = tweepy.OAuthHandler(consumer_key, consumer_secret)
  
# set access to user's access key and access secret 
auth.set_access_token(access_token, access_token_secret)
  
# calling the api 
api = tweepy.API(auth)
  
# the screen name of the user
screen_name = "geeksforgeeks"
  
# muting the user
api.create_mute(screen_name)

Output :

Example 2 : Checking if the user has been muted or not by the create_mute() method.




# ID of the user
id = 4802800777
  
print("Before using the create_mute() method : ")
if api.show_friendship(target_id = id)[0].muting == True:
    print("The user has been muted by the authenticated user.")
else:
    print("The user has not been muted by the authenticated user.")
  
# muting the user
api.create_mute(id)
  
print("\nAfter using the create_mute() method : ")
if api.show_friendship(target_id = id)[0].muting == True:
    print("The user has been muted by the authenticated user.")
else:
    print("The user has not  been muted by the authenticated user.")

Output :

Before using the create_mute() method : 
The user has not been muted by the authenticated user.

After using the create_block() method : 
The user has been muted by the authenticated user.

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