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Python Tweepy – Getting the source of a tweet

  • Last Updated : 18 Jun, 2020

In this article we will see how we can get the source of a status/tweet. The source of the tweet tells us how the tweet was posted. Some examples of sources are :

  • Twitter for Android
  • Twitter for iPhone
  • Twitter Web App

The source attribute of the Status object provides us with the source of the status.

Identifying the source of the status in the GUI :

In the above mentioned status, the source of the status is : Twitter for Android

In order to get the source of the status, we have to do the following :



  1. Identify the status ID of the status from the GUI.
  2. Get the Status object of the status using the get_status() method with the status ID.
  3. From this object, fetch the source 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.




# 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 status
id = 1272771459249844224
  
# fetching the status
status = api.get_status(id)
  
# fetching the source attribute
source = status.source 
  
print("The source of the status is : " + source)

Output :

The source of the status is : Twitter for Android

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 1273112322773581824.




# the ID of the status
id = 1273112322773581824
  
# fetching the status
status = api.get_status(id
  
# fetching the source attribute
source = status.source 
  
print("The source of the status is : " + source)

Output :

The source of the status is : Twitter Web App

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