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Send Direct Message (DM) with Twitter Developer App API

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Getting Started

Create a workflow to Send Direct Message (DM) with the Twitter Developer App API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the Send Direct Message (DM) action
    1. Connect your Twitter Developer App account
    2. Configure Recipient ID
    3. Configure message
  2. Select a trigger to run your workflow on HTTP requests, schedules or app events
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger

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Details

This is a pre-built, source-available component from Pipedream's GitHub repo. The component is developed by Pipedream and the community, and verified and maintained by Pipedream.

To contribute an update to an existing component or create a new component, create a PR on GitHub. If you're new to Pipedream component development, you can start with quickstarts for trigger span and action development, and then review the component API reference.

Send Direct Message (DM) on Twitter Developer App
Description:Send a DM to a user.
Version:0.0.3
Key:twitter_developer_app-send-dm

Code

const twitter = require("../../twitter_developer_app.app.js");
const Twit = require("twit");

module.exports = {
  key: "twitter_developer_app-send-dm",
  name: "Send Direct Message (DM)",
  description: "Send a DM to a user.",
  version: "0.0.3",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    twitter,
    recipient_id: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Recipient ID",
      description: "The ID of the user who should receive the direct message. You must pass the string value of the numeric id (i.e, the value for the `id_str` field in Twitter's `user` object). For example, the correct ID to send a DM to `@pipedream` is `1067926271856766976`. If you only have the user's screen name, lookup the user first and pass the `id_str` to this field.",
    },
    message: {
      type: "string",
      description: "The text of your direct message. Max length of 10,000 characters. Max length of 9,990 characters if used as a [Welcome Message](https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/direct-messages/welcome-messages/api-reference/new-welcome-message).",
    },
  },
  async run() {
    const {
      api_key, api_secret_key, access_token, access_token_secret,
    } = this.twitter.$auth;

    const T = new Twit({
      consumer_key: api_key,
      consumer_secret: api_secret_key,
      access_token,
      access_token_secret,
      timeout_ms: 60 * 1000,  // optional HTTP request timeout to apply to all requests.
      strictSSL: true,  // optional - requires SSL certificates to be valid.
    });

    const response = await T.post("direct_messages/events/new", {
      "event": {
        "type": "message_create",
        "message_create": {
          "target": {
            "recipient_id": this.recipient_id,
          },
          "message_data": {
            "text": this.message,
          },
        },
      },
    });

    return response.data.event;
  },
};

Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
LabelPropTypeDescription
Twitter Developer ApptwitterappThis component uses the Twitter Developer App app.
Recipient IDrecipient_idstring

The ID of the user who should receive the direct message. You must pass the string value of the numeric id (i.e, the value for the id_str field in Twitter's user object). For example, the correct ID to send a DM to @pipedream is 1067926271856766976. If you only have the user's screen name, lookup the user first and pass the id_str to this field.

messagestring

The text of your direct message. Max length of 10,000 characters. Max length of 9,990 characters if used as a Welcome Message.

Authentication

Twitter Developer App uses API keys for authentication. When you connect your Twitter Developer App account, Pipedream securely stores the keys so you can easily authenticate to Twitter Developer App APIs in both code and no-code steps.

Video Tutorial on how to create and connect a Twitter Developer App to Pipedream

First, you'll need to sign up for a Twitter developer account and create a new application in the Twitter app dashboard.

  1. Register a new app on https://developers.twitter.com
  2. Apply for a new Twitter app, be detailed about your use
  3. After approval, create a new Standalone App
  4. Copy the api_key and api_secret_key into a Twitter Developer App Account on Pipedream
  5. Generate a new set of keys for your specific Twitter account
  6. Paste the access_token and access_token_secret in the Twitter Developer App Account on Pipedream

Once you've created an app, visit the Keys and tokens section of the app's settings, and add the API key, API secret key, Access token, and Access token secret below.

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