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Python – API.subscribe_list() 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.

API.subscribe_list()

The subscribe_list() method of the API class in Tweepy module is used to subscribe to a specified list as the authenticated user.

Syntax : API.subscribe_list(parameters)

Parameters :

  • list_id : ID of the list.
  • slug : slug of the list.
  • owner_id : ID of the owner of the list.
  • owner_screen_name : screen name of the owner of the list.

Returns : an object of class List



Example 1 : Subscribe to a list.




# 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 list
list_id = 
  
# number of subscribers before subscribe_list() method
print("The number of subscribers before subscribe_list() method : " +
      str(api.get_list(list_id = list_id).subscriber_count))
  
# subscribing to the list
api.subscribe_list(list_id = list_id)
  
# number of subscribers after subscribe_list() method
print("The number of subscribers after subscribe_list() method : " +
      str(api.get_list(list_id = list_id).subscriber_count))

Output :

The number of subscribers before subscribe_list() method : 0
The number of subscribers after subscribe_list() method : 1

Example 2 : Subscribing to someone else’s list by its slug name.




# the ID of the list
list_id = 4343
  
# the slug of the list
slug = "thought-leaders"
  
# the sceen name of the owner of the list
owner_screen_name = "kitson"
  
# number of subscribers before subscribe_list() method
print("The number of subscribers before subscribe_list() method : " +
      str(api.get_list(list_id = list_id).subscriber_count))
  
# subscribing to the list
api.subscribe_list(slug = slug, owner_screen_name = owner_screen_name)
  
# number of subscribers after subscribe_list() method
print("The number of subscribers after subscribe_list() method : " +
      str(api.get_list(list_id = list_id).subscriber_count))

Output :

The number of subscribers before subscribe_list() method : 4064
The number of subscribers after subscribe_list() method : 4065

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