atymic/twitter is a package that provides Twitter API for Laravel 6.x, 7.x, 8.x (and new versions as they are released). It also supports other frameworks via PHP-DI. Before installing this package, you need to create an application and create your access token in the Application Management.
You've to run this command for the installation via Composer.
composer require atymic/twitter
Just set the below environment variables in your
TWITTER_CONSUMER_KEY= TWITTER_CONSUMER_SECRET= TWITTER_ACCESS_TOKEN= TWITTER_ACCESS_TOKEN_SECRET= TWITTER_API_VERSION=
Next, you've to publish the config file. Just run this command.
php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Atymic\Twitter\ServiceProvider\LaravelServiceProvider"
It will create a file
You can choose between three different output formats. By default, responses will be returned as objects. To change this, use the
format option in the parameters you pass to any method.
format : object|json|array (default:object)
Linkify : Transforms URLs, @usernames, hashtags into links. The type of $tweet can be object, array or text. By sending an object or an array the method will expand links (t.co) too.
Ago : Converts date into difference (2 hours ago)
LinkUser : Generates a link to a specific user, by their user object (such as $tweet->user), or id/string.
LinkTweet : Generates a link to a specific tweet.
To set the default Twitter API version to
v2 instead of the default
v1.1, you can set the
TWITTER_API_VERSION to 2 in your
If you have set the
v1.1 api as the default, you can use
Twitter::forApiV2() to get an instance of the
v2 client. The same goes for getting a v1 instance from a v2 client, using
It is safe to call
Twitter::forApiV1() on either a v1 or v2 client instance.
You can visit these links to view the function of v1 & v2 of Twitter API.
This package has detailed documentation about the integration of Twitter API in Laravel, For more details, you can head over to its documentation on Github.
Published at : 10-12-2021
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