How to Change the Twitter Source Label (Like Gucci SmartToilet).
You may have seen some people use completely different source shortcuts such as Gucci SmartToilet, if you are also interested in changing it for your tweets, just follow these steps.
The Twitter source shortcut comes from the app you are using, such as Twitter for iOS, Flamingo for Android, Twitter web app, and so on. So you need to create your own Twitter app to change the source shortcut. But don’t worry, this is a simple process. All you have to do is get verified on Twitter and build an app using Python with the Twitter APIs they provided.
This process can take about 20-30 minutes, but after that you can tweet as many times as you can, or even create multiple apps in a few minutes. And the best part is, it’s not as hard as it sounds, anyone can do it easily.
But there are two limitations: you can only post text (no video or image support) and you cannot create an app name that already exists, such as Twitter Web App. Having dealt with this, let’s start.
How to change the name of the Twitter source
To create your own Twitter app, go to the Twitter developer site and log into your Twitter account. Now you can see the “Create Application” option in the upper right corner, just click on it.
You will be redirected to a page where you can be verified to access the Twitter API. Nothing serious here, just fill out the form detailing “what do you want to do with their API”. You will be redirected to four forms, one form after another, fill them out, agree to the developer’s terms and conditions, and submit your application. This process can take about 10 minutes, and you will receive a confirmation email immediately after submitting the form.
Open the email and click the “Verify Email” button in the email sent from Twitter developer accounts. After that, you will be redirected to the Twitter developer page again; you can close this.
Now open that link, scroll down and in the offline apps section click on the (+ Create App) button.
Give your application a name; remember this name will appear in your tweets as a source shortcut. You can’t name your app with a pre-existing name like Twitter for Android or something. So give it a special name and click the Finish button.
Now you can see the API of your application, just scroll down and click on Application Settings to make a few changes.
Now scroll down to the Application Permissions section and change the setting from Read to Read & Write and click Save.
And scroll down to Authentication Settings and enable third party authentication. It also asks for a link to your site; you can use your Instagram profile or Twitter profile if you want. Then click “Save”.
Now scroll up and select the “Keys and Tokens” option. Click on it and there you will see your Twitter API Keys and Access Tokens by clicking the View Keys and Generate buttons respectively. This will come in handy later; put this tab aside.
You now have access to the Twitter API, in order to create a Twitter application, you need to download Python. Open the Python website and download Python for your OS.
Open the downloaded Python file and install it the same way you install any software. Then close the installer.
Now open the location of the file where you installed python. If you haven’t changed the installation location, you can find it here: – C: Users ”YourUserName” AppData Local Programs Python Python38-32. Now open the Scripts folder and copy the complete location. It should now look like this: C: Users “YourUserName” AppData Local Programs Python Python38-32 Scripts
Tip: – If you do not see the “AppData” folder in your account. Just enter ” AppData” at the end of the address bar and it will open.
Now open command prompt and type cd, give location and paste the location of the python file and press enter cd C: Users “YourUserName” AppData Local Programs Python Python38-32 Scripts
Now enter this command and press Enter pip install tweepy
Close the command prompt after installation. Now, in the python scripts folder, right-click and select New Text Document to create a new document.
Now open this document and paste this code into import tweepy auth = tweepy.OAuthHandler (“USER KEY HERE”, “USER KEY SECRET HERE”) auth.set_access_token (“ACCESS CURRENT HERE”, “TAPI ACCESS TOKEN HERE”) (auth) tweet = input (“”) api.update_status (status = (tweet)) print (“Done!”)
Now replace the placeholders with your twitter APIs. Remember there are 4 APIs to change – API Key, API Secret, Access Token and Access Token Secret. After that it should look like this
Now save the file and name it whatever you like, but change the save type to All Files and add “.py” at the end of the filename to save it as a Python file and click Save. Take a look at this image for example.
Now open the py file you just created. This is it; you can type anything here on this command line and press Enter. It will be posted as a new tweet. You can use this py file to tweet as many times as you like.
If you have any problems, let us know in the comments below.
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