Python – API.me() in Tweepy

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.

me()

The API.me() method of the API class in Tweepy module is used to get the authenticated user’s information.

Syntax : API.me()

Parameter : None

Returns : an object of the class User



Example 1 : Getting the name of the authenticated user. Here we assume that the authenticated user is the GeeksforGeeks twitter account.

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# 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)
  
# getting the authenticated user's information
user = api.me()
  
# printing the name of the user
print("The authenticated user's name is : " + user.name)

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Output :

The authenticated user's name is : GeeksforGeeks

Example 2 : Getting the screen name of the authenticated user. Here we assume that the authenticated user is the GeeksforGeeks twitter account.

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# getting the authenticated user's information
user = api.me()
  
# printing the screen name of the user
print("The authenticated user's screen name is : " + user.screen_name)

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Output :

The authenticated user's screen name is : geeksforgeeks

Example 3 : Getting the ID of the authenticated user. Here we assume that the authenticated user is the GeeksforGeeks twitter account.

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# getting the authenticated user's information
user = api.me()
  
# printing the ID of the user
print("The authenticated user's ID is : " + str(user.id))

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Output :

The authenticated user's ID is : 57741058

Example 4 : Getting the location of the authenticated user. Here we assume that the authenticated user is the GeeksforGeeks twitter account.

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# getting the authenticated user's information
user = api.me()
  
# printing the location of the user
print("The authenticated user's location is : " + user.location)

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Output :

The authenticated user's location is : India

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