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Python – API.lists_memberships() in Tweepy

  • Last Updated : 10 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 lists_memberships() method of the API class in Tweepy module is used to fetch all the lists the specified user has been added to.

Syntax : API.lists_memberships(parameters)

Parameters :

  • user_id : ID of the user.
  • screen_name : screen name of the user.
  • filter_to_owned_lists : boolean indicating whether to return just lists the authenticating user owns.

If there is no parameter, the lists of the authenticated user will be fetched.

Returns : a list of objects of class List

Example 1 : Using the lists_memberships() method without any parameter.

# 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)
# fetching all the lists
list = api.lists_memberships()
# counting the number of lists
print("The authenticated user has been added to " + str(len(list)) + " list(s).")

Output :

The authenticated user has been added to 5 list(s).

Example 2 : Getting the lists of another user.

# the screen name user
screen_name = "geeksforgeeks"
# fetching all the lists
# counting the number of lists
print("The user " + screen_name + " has been added to " + str(len(list)) + " list(s).")

Output :

The user geeksforgeeks has been added to 0 list(s).

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