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Python – API.show_friendship() in Tweepy

  • Last Updated : 07 Oct, 2021

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 the Twitter developer available easily for each user. These keys will help the API for authentication.

API.show_friendship()

The show_friendship() method of the API class in Tweepy module is used to get the detailed relationship between two users.

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Syntax : API.show_friendship(source_id / source_screen_name, target_id / target_screen_name)
Parameters : 



  • source_id : specifies the ID of the user 1.
  • source_screen_name : specifies the screen name of the user 1.
  • target_id : specifies the ID of the user 2.
  • target_screen_name : specifies the screen name of the user 2.

Returns : an object of the class Friendship  

Example 1 : Analyzing friendships by using the screen names. 

Python3




# 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)
 
# screen name of the account 1
source_screen_name = "Twitter"
 
# screen name of the account 2
target_screen_name = "TwitterIndia"
 
# getting the friendship details
friendship = api.show_friendship(source_screen_name = source_screen_name, target_screen_name = target_screen_name)
 
print("Is " + friendship[0].screen_name + " followed by " + friendship[1].screen_name, end = "? : ")
if friendship[0].followed_by == False:
    print("No")
else:
    print("Yes")
 
print("Is " + friendship[0].screen_name + " following " + friendship[1].screen_name, end = "? : ")
if friendship[0].following == False:
    print("No")
else:
    print("Yes")

Output :  

Is Twitter followed by TwitterIndia? : Yes
Is Twitter following TwitterIndia? : No

Example 2 : Analyzing friendships by using the user IDs.

Python3




# user ID of the account 1
source_id = 14230524
 
# user ID of the account 2
target_id = 34507480
 
# getting the friendship details
friendship = api.show_friendship(source_id = source_id, target_id = target_id)
 
print("The screen name of user 1 is : " + friendship[0].screen_name)
print("The screen name of user 2 is : " + friendship[1].screen_name)
 
print("Is " + friendship[0].screen_name + " followed by " + friendship[1].screen_name, end = "? : ")
if friendship[0].followed_by == False:
    print("No")
else:
    print("Yes")
 
print("Is " + friendship[0].screen_name + " following " + friendship[1].screen_name, end = "? : ")
if friendship[0].following == False:
    print("No")
else:
    print("Yes")

Output : 

The screen name of user 1 is : ladygaga
The screen name of user 2 is : ArianaGrande
Is ladygaga followed by ArianaGrande? : Yes
Is ladygaga following ArianaGrande? : No



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