Twitter Following Collector

Extract a list of all the profiles followed by any Twitter account

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Find out who is following a Twitter account 🐦

Sometimes it can be useful to know which accounts are followed by a specific one. With this API, choose your own or any Twitter account and get in seconds a clear listing of every account followed by your target.

🤖💨 Around 1000 profiles every minute 🤖💨

What will you need? ⚙️

  • "Twitter account or Spreadsheet URL": Choose a specific 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 accounts 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
    or
    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)

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

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!💗

Output

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)
  • userId (Their User ID)
  • imgUrl (Their profile picture)
  • backgroundImg (Their background profile image)
  • certified (If they are a verified Twitter profile)
  • query (Url of the profile targeted)

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