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Sunil Aleti
Sunil Aleti

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How to change Twitter Source Label

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, this name will be shown on your tweets as a source label. And you can't name an app which is already present.
Click on Next

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3) Click on App settings
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4) Under User authentication settings, click on Setup
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5) Enable OAuth 1.0a
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6) Select Read and write under App permissions
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7) You can enter either your Instagram or Twitter profile link
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8) Now click on the option called Keys and Tokens. You can see your Twitter API keys and Access Tokens by clicking on view keys button and generate button respectively.
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9) Now you have access to Twitter APIs, to create a Twitter app, you need to download Python.

10) 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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11) 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
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12) Now type the command and hit enter

pip install tweepy
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13) 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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14) 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="C:/Users/facadmin1/Downloads/introdev.PNG"  #Enter image location
api.update_with_media(image, tweet)
print ("Done!")
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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!")
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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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15) 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.

16) 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


Hope it's useful

A ❤️ would be Awesome 😊

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Tomader910

i did all the steps (pretty sure correctly) and when i open the file it auto closes, what am i doing wrong?

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Sunil Aleti

In such case, Open cmd and enter "python -i filename"
Now it will work

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Tomader910

can you show me a pic/video on how to do this exactly? im a bit confused [btw i named the file anything.py (its not anything.py.py its shows as anything.py)]

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Sunil Aleti

sure, please check the image below


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Sunil Aleti

I think you haven't installed tweepy?
If not, Enter "pip install tweepy" in cmd

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Tomader910 • Edited on

please what do i do, idk what to do streamable.com/55jqod

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Sunil Aleti

The link is not working. Can you share once again

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Tomader910
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Tomader910

got it to work

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dying53

i had the same exact problem, how did you get it to work?

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Tomader910

try downloading pip, make sure its for python

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dying53 • Edited on

i have pip installed, but i still have the problem where it auto closes :(

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Sunil Aleti • Edited on

If you want to upload image or video in a tweet, use this

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="C:/Users/facadmin1/Downloads/introdev.PNG"  #Enter image location
api.update_with_media(image, tweet)
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nonvieri

unicode error ‘unicodeescape’ codec can’t decode bytes etc

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Kiprono

@nonvieri I'm getting the same error too. @sunilaleti what's the solution here?

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Edgar

where do i put the image path

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Sunil Aleti

In 5th line, inside input enter the image location

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Edgar

figured it out that im supposed to put to // on the path or else it will have an error

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Azka

umm how do you exactly change the source label? in which part?
I've checked tweepy's documentation for API.update_status but for the source parameter it says:
"source – Source of the update. Only supported by Identi.ca. Twitter ignores this parameter."
I tried customizing the source and yes it didn't do anything.

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Sunil Aleti

tweepy actually takes the name of the app which you created.
In this article, I created an app with name "A Tesla Lover" and I'm able to change the source label, which you can see from the last tweet in this article.

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Shyam Raval

yes that worked out for me but now i want to change the name again and changing the app name in devloper website doesn't make any changes will it take some time to do all the changes please can you tell me ?

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Azka

i enabled the 3rd party authentication and regenerate all the tokens and keys, and still nothing came out on the source label; only my tweet. any idea?

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Sunil Aleti

hav u changed to read & write ?

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Azka

yes i've changed the permission to read & write before i changed the 3rd party authentication. i've found the same issue on the link and i guess it'll take some time until the effect takes place. your code is handier, thank you!
gist.github.com/KonradIT/0bd7243eb...

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Azka

Ah I see.. I think the problem is that I didn't enable my 3rd party authentication, so it just tweeted without any source label. Thank you!

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Harsh #34

great tutorial but I have a question, what if i have to reply ny specific tweet using the app, is there ay to do that?

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Sunil Aleti • Edited on

Thanks, we can reply but we need to modify the code for that

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Harsh #34

Do you have the code for that? That would be very helpful

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Sunil Aleti • Edited on

instead of using
api.update_status(status =(tweet))
use api.update_status("your reply", in_reply_to_status_id = tweetid)

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Harsh #34

ok but what if i want to reoky to a specific tweet?

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Sunil Aleti

Copy the link of the tweet

Ex: twitter.com/AndroidPolice/status/1... and last "1308397020034420736" is the tweet id

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Harsh #34

Thank You so much🙏

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arzikiel tenebris

sorry im kinda retard, can you give me an example? because it didn't work on me (i'm new to this)

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Puyi • Edited on

How do u fix this error

i first do all the cd path and pip install tweepy
where i come to the commend python -i testla.py
C:\Users\cat\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37-32\Scripts>python -i testla.py

and after that it just stays black screened so i just input something in the cmd where this error show up afterwards:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "testla.py", line 6, in
api.update_status(status =(tweet))
File "C:\Users\cat\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37-32\lib\site-packages\tweepy\api.py", line 46, in wrapper
return method(*args, **kwargs)
File "C:\Users\cat\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37-32\lib\site-packages\tweepy\api.py", line 1128, in update_status
), status=status, **kwargs
File "C:\Users\cat\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37-32\lib\site-packages\tweepy\api.py", line 257, in request
raise Unauthorized(resp)
tweepy.errors.Unauthorized: 401 Unauthorized
32 - Could not authenticate you.

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Puyi

So update the problem i have i tried some other things and used Authentication to connect the app to my other account, because the one i wanna use the bot is. Didn't get accepted into twitter twitter developer. So I'm trying to make it so the account i have a twitter developer for, makes the app but so i can allow any other account to use it.

How do i get the consumer key or should i write something else into the code, to tweet from another account.
Because the code itself is working if i do it the account that have access to it's own consumer key and that, but how do u authorized your app so others can use it, and where do u put that code you get from the url i have a url with the account i allowed the app on that have two numbers in it
Oauth_token & auth_verifier so i'm asking how do i use another user consumer key when u can't access twitter developer on that account?

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Puyi • Edited on

TLTR
Posting on behalf of a user since the account i wanna use my app with that have access to twitter developer. Do i need to change the code or something? since i don't have consumer key and that for the twitter account that i wanna tweet from

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t0m0t0w

where do i put where my label should be

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Carlos Alejandro

on the twitter developers dashboard, the name of the app is your label

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Carlos Alejandro

on the twitter dev dashboard (the app name is your label)

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Aksvins

i think you cant? im just a beginner

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Dubey_Chandan • Edited on

i did everything same but getting error can you please help me?

C:\Users\PCofDC\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python310\Scripts>python -i tweeter.py
ok done
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Users\PCofDC\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python310\Scripts\tweeter.py", line 6, in
api.update_status(status =(tweet))
File "C:\Users\PCofDC\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python310\lib\site-packages\tweepy\api.py", line 46, in wrapper
return method(*args, **kwargs)
File "C:\Users\PCofDC\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python310\lib\site-packages\tweepy\api.py", line 1121, in update_status
return self.request(
File "C:\Users\PCofDC\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python310\lib\site-packages\tweepy\api.py", line 259, in request
raise Forbidden(resp)
tweepy.errors.Forbidden: 403 Forbidden
453 - You currently have Essential access which includes access to Twitter API v2 endpoints only. If you need access to this endpoint, you’ll need to apply for Elevated access via the Developer Portal. You can learn more here: developer.twitter.com/en/docs/twit...


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Lyton

Turns out we have to use the v2 of the API, and the instructions are different

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Aksvins

If I want to do it for another source label, then how would I do it? I already made one, now I want to use it for a new one. So how would I do it? I'm pretty new to coding so that's why.

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Carlos Alejandro

you will have to make another twitter app, or change the name of the app in the twitter dev dashboard

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Aksvins

oh wait i got it, just need to change the keys.

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Mahith

That was great Sunil. Thanks for letting us know.

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Sunil Aleti

Thanks ☺️

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Pink Lemons • Edited on

I truly don't understand why mine becomes a "PY file" under type of file when all the tutorials and guides show that after putting ".py" to the file name and saving under "All Files", it should be "Python File", but it becomes that instead of how it should be. Is the problem my laptop and its system instead? Or... I feel lost.

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Pink Lemons

This is my dilemma... I truly don't understand why it becomes a "PY file" under type of file when all the tutorials and guides show that after putting ".py" to the file name and saving under "All Files", it becomes that instead of how it should be. Is the problem my laptop and its system instead? Or... I feel lost.

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πie • Edited on

Tweeted an image and the image address got tweeted as text with together the image


C:\Users\Lowe\Downloads\Test.PNG pic.twitter.com/rA8ou0AuIx

— πie (@pumpkinpie0_) March 12, 2022
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Shyam Raval

hey i succesfully completed all the steps and it worked fine for me untill i realised that my twitter label has a speel mistake how do i change my twitter label again ?

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Sunil Aleti • Edited on

You can edit the app name or create a new app it will work

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Aksvins

make a new app, do the same steps with the new keys and tokens.

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X5 Gamer Yee & Shreky

How can I fix this?
File "C:\Users\X5 Gamer Yee\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python310\Scripts\e_reply.py", line 6, in
api.update_status(tweet, in_reply_to_status_id = twitter.com/X5GamerYee/status/1510723282563174401)
NameError: name 'twitter' is not defined

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MKCOOL142

How do I reply to other tweets or replies?

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Sunil Aleti

I mentioned the process in comments section.
Kindly check it

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MKCOOL142

import tweepy
auth = tweepy.OAuthHandler("Secret", "secret")
auth.set_access_token("secret", "Secret")
api = tweepy.API(auth)
reply = input(" ")
tweetId = input(" ")
api.update_status(reply, in_reply_to_status_id = tweetId, auto_populate_reply_metadata=True)
print ("Done!")

This is my solution

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arzikiel tenebris • Edited on

sorry i'm kinda retard,can you make an example?,(i don't know what's my mistake but it didn't work)

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