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Python – API.retweet() in Tweepy

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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.retweet() method of the API class in Tweepy module is used to retweet a tweet.

Syntax : API.retweet(id)

Parameters :

  • 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 :

# 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 tweet to be retweeted
ID = 
# retweeting the tweet

Output :

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.

# the ID of the tweet to be retweeted
ID = 1263493041769394178
# retweeting the tweet

Output :

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Last Updated : 05 Jun, 2020
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