Twitter Auto Follow

Automatically follow a list of Twitter profiles

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Expand your Twitter network by auto following

Your perfect audience is somewhere on Twitter. Don't waste any more time exploring each page 1 by 1, let this API do the (hard) work for you.

Turn Twitter users into prospects

The fastest way to establish 1st contact with your future Twitter audience.

✔️ Will follow up to 50 profiles per launch.
💨 At the speed of 25 profiles per minute.
⏳ Configure repetitive launches to spread out the follow requests.
🛑 Beware of Twitter limitations. (1000 follow per day)
📈 After a week, think about using our Twitter Network Cleaner to remove all profiles that didn't follow you back.

What do you need? ⚙️

  • "Spreadsheet URL": Link of a pubicly accessible spreadsheet containing a list of twitter profile urls
  • "Session Cookie auth_token": Your Twitter auth_token session cookie.

Which steps to follow?

1. Create an account on 💻

If you haven't already, create a FREE account on Phantombuster. Our service will browse the web for you. It’s a website automator which runs in the cloud. Once done we'll follow up.

2. Use this API on your account.👌

Now that you're connected to Phantombuster, Click on the following button (it will open a new tab).

3. Click on Configure me!

You'll now see the 3 configuration dots blinking. Click on them.

4. Create a nice Spreadsheet

In this 1st argument field paste the URL of a spreadsheet filled with Twitter profile URLs, all on column A

The API would follow each one of those 1 by 1

5. Get your Twitter Session cookie

The Session Cookie you'll need to make this API work is called "auth_token",
Here's how you can get yours:

  • Using Chrome, go to your Twitter homepage and open the inspector
    → Right click anywhere on the page and select “Inspect”
    CMD+OPT+i on macOS
    F12 or CTRL+MAJ+i on Windows

  • Locate the “Application” tab

  • Select “Cookies” > “” on the left menu.

  • Locate the “auth_token” cookie.

  • Copy what’s under “Value” (Double click on it then Ctrl+C) and paste it into your script Argument)

// How to access your cookies with Edge, Firefox and Safari//

6. Configure repetitive launches

Twitter will not let anyone follow many people over a short period of time (if you force this, you can be banned from Twitter).

That is why this API will only send up to 50 follow requests per launch. To add many people, simply configure repetitive launches. All your follow requests will be spread out over days or weeks if necessary.

To do so, simply hit the “Settings” button to define when your API is launched.

Then, select a frequency:

Now that this is set, click 💾 Save at the bottom of the page.

Click on Launch & Enjoy!

It’s done! All that is left to do is to click on "launch" to try your script!

More bots like this one will be added to Phantombuster,

stay tuned & check our API store!💗


This API will output CSV and/or JSON containing the following fields:

  • url (URL twitter of the person added)
  • handle (The twitter nickname of the person added)


Like all APIs on Phantombuster, this API comes with an HTTP endpoint. Launch it from your computer, app or server with a simple HTTP request and get its result as JSON. Click Use this API above to create your new endpoint.

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