Python Tweepy – Getting the time when a user was created
In this article we will see how we can get the time and date when a user created their Twitter account. The created_at attribute provides us with a datetime object denoting the exact time when the user account was created.
Identifying the date when a user was created in the GUI :
In the above mentioned profile the user was created on July 2009.
In order to get the date and time when the user was created, we have to do the following :
- Identify the user ID or the screen name of the profile.
- Get the User object of the profile using the
get_user()method with the user ID or the screen name.
- From this object, fetch the created_at attribute present in it.
Example 1: Consider the following profile :
We will use the user ID to fetch the user. The user ID of the above mentioned profile is 57741058.
The user was created on : 2009-07-17 20:02:09
Example 2: Consider the following profile :
We will use the screen name to fetch the user. The screen name of the above mentioned profile is PracticeGfG.
The user was created on : 2016-01-23 12:03:47