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I made a twitter bot to take beautiful screenshots of a tweet

Often times, after seeing a tweet, I go to https://poet.so to take a screenshot of it. However, this was kinda time consuming and stuff like that, but poet.so doesn't even have an API, so I create a selenium script that (very quickly) uses poet.so to take screenshots of a tweet.

To use the bot, simply reply to any tweet with @poet_this
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The project is shockingly simple, but super useful. It hardly took 20 minutes for me to make it (because I already had some experiences with the twitter API - auto twitter banner changer )

in fact, it's so simple that this is all I needed to write (with a little bit of reverse engineering of the website and some keyboard tricks)

    def get_poem(self, link, savepath="tweet.png"):
        input_box = self.driver.find_element(by= "tag name", value="input")
        input_box.send_keys(link + u'\ue007')
        element = self.driver.find_element("xpath","//*[@data-export-hide]")

        # Waiting for the image to load
        time.sleep(5)
        element.screenshot(savepath)
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Anyways, I hope you like my little project. If you have any suggestions or issues, feel free to post them on github.
The repository is public here:
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GitHub logo Dhravya / beautify-this-bot

A twitter bot that simply replies with a beautiful screenshot of the tweet, powered by beautify.dhravya.dev

Poet this!


License: MIT

Replies with a beautiful screenshot of the tweet, powered by beautify.dhravya.dev
Poet this bot

Installation

git clone https://github.com/dhravya/beautify-this-bot.git
cd beautify-this-bot
pip install -r requirements.txt

Usage

python src/main.py

License

This project is licensed under the MIT license

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Readme made with 💖 using README Generator by Dhravya Shah

I'm considering options to host the bot too, but hosting anything using selenium is quite the pain so i'll try my best. For now it's online on my own computer

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Mukadas Maltiti

Is the bot still live??? I tried to take a screenshot with it but nothing happened!

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Dhravya

It is still alive!!! Can you please send a link of the tweet where it didn't work?

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Mukadas Maltiti

It worked, I didn't see it early

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Anuoluwapo Balogun

You are super cool 🫂👏🏽

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Cagri Sarigoz

This looks pretty neat. I'll try it once my application for Twitter API is accepted.

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Chadwin Deysel

I'll definitely be checking this out, super cool 🙌

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Renan Franca

Boy! You are flying 🚀!!! Keep up!

I loved the banner changer with followers! I was looking for something like that 👏

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Dhravya

Thanks! Glad I could help ✨

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Rafał Goławski

Looks great, I really like this glassmorphism design! 👏

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Ben Halpern

Really nicely done

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Aditya

Fancy!

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Rahul Parakkat

This is super cool.

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Andy Piper

Another cool app, nice work.

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Muftaudeen Jimoh

Super amazing 🙌

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Mohit Yadav

Way to go! Nice...

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Md Shamimul Arefin

I've already generated and shared photos from it. Absolutely cool!
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