The 1st step in order to know who is following a specific Twitter account is to actually list the followers. With this API, choose your own or any Twitter account and get in seconds a clear listing of every follower, including their own:
Twitter Profile Url
🤖💨 Around 5000 profiles every 5min 🤖💨
What will you need? ⚙️
"Twitter account or Spreadsheet URL": Choose a sepcific twitter account like @phbuster or choose an open spreadsheet url
"Session Cookie auth_token": Your Twitter auth_token session cookie.
Which steps to follow?
1. Create an account on Phantombuster.com 💻
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. Aim a specific Twitter account or several at a time
In the 1st argument field "Twitter account or Spreadsheet URL" you have the choice to use this API for 1 twitter account at a time or several in one go.
One at a time: Just fill the form with a Twitter username, example: @phbuster
Several at a time: Paste the URL of a spreadsheet filled with Twitter username and/or Twitter account URLs on column A
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” > “https://www.twitter.com” 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)
This API will output CSV and/or JSON containing the following fields:
profileUrl (Profile url of the person following the targeted account)
name (Name of the person)
bio (Bio of the person)
isFollowing (Url of the profile targeted)
Like all APIs on Phantombuster, this API comes with an HTTP endpoint. Launch it from your computer, smartphone or server with a simple HTTP request and get its result as JSON. Click Use this API above to create your new endpoint.
Clone this API
The script below is all that's required to make the API work. If you're a developer, click the button to clone the code into a new Custom API Agent in your Phantombuster account. This operation will allow you to customize the API to your exact needs. This will also create a custom HTTP endpoint.
Feeling adventurous? Unsatisfied with the current state of this API? Send us pull requests on GitHub to improve the API store! The script is here and you might be interested in reading our documentation here .
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