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Python – API.get_status() in Tweepy

  • Last Updated : 05 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.


The API.get_status() method of the API class in Tweepy module is used to fetch a status / tweet.

Syntax : API.get_status(parameters)

Parameters :

  • id : The id of the status.
  • trim_user : A boolean indicating if user IDs should be provided, instead of complete user objects. The defaults value is False.

Returns : an object of the class Status

Example 1 : Consider the following tweet:

# 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 ID of the status
ID = 
# obtaining the status
status = api.get_status(ID)
# printing the text of the status
print("The text of the status is : " + status.text)

Output :

The text of the tweet is : This is a tweet.

Example 2 : Consider the following tweet :

Obtaining the screen name, the number of replies and the number of retweets for the above tweet.

# the ID of the status
ID = 1265569813281280006
# obtaining the status
status = api.get_status(ID)
# printing the text of the status
print("The text of the status is : \n\n" + status.text)
# printing the screen name
print("\nThe status was posted by : " + status.user.screen_name)
# printing the number of likes
print("The status has been liked " + str(status.favorite_count) + " number of times.")
# printing the number of retweets
print("The status has been retweeted " + str(status.retweet_count) + " number of times.")

Output :

The text of the status is : 

Apart from coding, what GEEKS are doing in quarantine?

Reply us...

#Quarantine #QuarantineLife #coding #programming

The status was posted by : geeksforgeeks
The status has been liked 25 number of times.
The status has been retweeted 3 number of times.

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