How to change Twitter Source Label

How to change Twitter Source Label

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You might have seen some people using completely different source labels.

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Well, today we will see how to change the Twitter source label

First, we need to have a Twitter developer account, if you don't have.

1) Just navigate to Twitter Developer website

2) Just fill out the form with details about ‘what you want to do with their API’. This process may take like 10 minutes and you will get a verification email instantly once you submitted the form.

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After getting approval from Twitter. Now we can create an app

1) Open this link and click on "create app"

2) Give your app a name and this name will be shown on your tweets as a source label. And you can't name an app which is already present.

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3) Next, you will be redirected to API keys, tokens and click on "App Settings"

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4) Now scroll down to the App permissions section and change the option from “Read” to “Read and Write” and click on Save.

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5) Scroll down to Authentication settings and turn on 3rd party authentication. It also asks for your website link, you can use your Instagram profile or your Twitter profile. Then click on Save.

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6) Now scroll to the top, and click on the option called ” Keys and Tokens”. Click on it and there you can see your Twitter API keys and Access Tokens by click on the “view keys” button and “generate” button respectively.

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7) Now you have access to Twitter APIs, to create a Twitter app, you need to download Python.

8) Now, open the file location of where you have installed python and navigate to "Scripts" folder

C:\Users\"YourUsername"\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37\Scripts

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9) Now, Open Command Prompt, and type cd, give space and paste your python file location and click enter

cd C:\Users\"YourUsername"\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37\Scripts

10) Now type the command and hit enter

pip install tweepy

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11) Once installed, close the command prompt. Now in the python scripts folder, right-click and click on New > text document to create a new document.

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12) Now open that document and paste this code inside

import tweepy
auth = tweepy.OAuthHandler("CONSUMER KEY HERE", "CONSUMER KEY SECRET HERE")
auth.set_access_token("ACCESS TOKEN HERE", "ACCESS TOKEN SECRET HERE")
api = tweepy.API(auth)
tweet = input(" ")
api.update_status(status =(tweet))
print ("Done!")
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If you want to tweet with a media file like photo or video, you can use the below code

import tweepy
auth = tweepy.OAuthHandler("CONSUMER KEY HERE", "CONSUMER KEY SECRET HERE")
auth.set_access_token("ACCESS TOKEN HERE", "ACCESS TOKEN SECRET HERE")
api = tweepy.API(auth)
tweet = input("")
#image location
image="C:/Users/facadmin1/Downloads/introdev.PNG"  
api.update_with_media(image, tweet)
print ("Done!")
or

To reply to tweet with your custom source label then copy the link of the tweet that you want to reply for twitter.com/aleti_sunil/status/135677656715.. and last "1356776567154876416" is the tweet id

import tweepy
auth = tweepy.OAuthHandler("CONSUMER KEY HERE", "CONSUMER KEY SECRET HERE")
auth.set_access_token("ACCESS TOKEN HERE", "ACCESS TOKEN SECRET HERE")
api = tweepy.API(auth)
tweet = input("")
api.update_status(tweet, in_reply_to_status_id = tweetid)
print ("Done!")

Now replace the placeholders with your twitter APIs. Remember that there are 4 APIs to change – API Key, API Secret Key, Access Token, and Access Token Secret. Once done, it should look like this

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13) Now save the file and name it anything, but change the save as type to “All files” and add “.py” at the end of the file name to save it as a python file and click save.

14) Now open that .py file you just made. That’s it, you can type anything in this command line and click enter. It will be tweeted as a new tweet.

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That's it. Hola you finally did it

If you still have any queries, check out the video

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