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Use twitter from R. Get started by reading vignette("rtweet").


To get the current released version from CRAN:


You can install the development version of rtweet from GitHub with:

install.packages("rtweet", repos = 'https://ropensci.r-universe.dev')


All users must be authenticated to interact with Twitter’s APIs. See vignette("auth", package = "rtweet") for details.


rtweet should be used in strict accordance with Twitter’s developer terms.


Depending on if you are a paid user or not you can do more or less things.


You can post (tweet_post()) and retrieve information about yourself (user_self()).


You can do all the other things: search tweets (tweet_search_recent()), retrieve your own bookmarks (user_bookmarks()), check who follows who, (user_following(), or user_followers()), ….


Communicating with Twitter’s APIs relies on an internet connection, which can sometimes be inconsistent.

If you have questions, or needs an example or want to share a use case, you can post them on rOpenSci’s discuss. Were you can browse uses of rtweet too.

With that said, if you encounter an obvious bug for which there is not already an active issue, please create a new issue with all code used (preferably a reproducible example) on Github.

Code of Conduct

Please note that this package is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By contributing to this project, you agree to abide by its terms.