Python Tweepy – Getting the date and time when a tweet was tweeted
In this article we will see how we can get the date and time when a status/tweet was posted/tweeted. The created_at attribute of the Status object provides us with a datetime object which tell us when the status was posted.
Identifying the date when a status was posted in the GUI :
In the above mentioned status, the status was posted on : Jun 11
In order to get the date and time when the status was posted, we have to do the following :
- Identify the status ID of the status from the GUI.
- Get the Status object of the status using the
get_status()method with the status ID.
- From this object, fetch the created_at attribute present in it.
Example 1 : Consider the following status :
We will use the status ID to fetch the status. The status ID of the above mentioned status is 1272771459249844224.
The status was created at : 2020-06-16 06:02:17
Example 2 : Consider the following status :
We will use the status ID to fetch the status. The status ID of the above mentioned status is 1272479136133627905.
The status was created at : 2020-06-15 10:40:42
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