Python – API.retweet() 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.
API.retweet() method of the
API class in Tweepy module is used to retweet a tweet.
Syntax : API.retweet(id)
- id : The ID of the tweet which has to be retweeted.
Returns : an object of the class Status
Example 1 :Retweeting your own tweet. Retweet the following tweet :
Example 2 : Retweeting some other account’s tweet. Retweet the following tweet :
Obtaining the screen name, the number of replies and the number of retweets for the above tweet.