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Follow User with Twitter API

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Getting Started

Create a workflow to Follow User with the Twitter API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the Follow User action
    1. Connect your Twitter account
    2. Optional- Configure User ID
    3. Optional- Configure Screen Name
  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, open source 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.

Follow User on Twitter
Description:Follow a user specified by ID or screen name parameter. [See the docs here](https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/twitter-api/v1/accounts-and-users/follow-search-get-users/api-reference/post-friendships-create)
Version:0.0.1
Key:twitter-follow-user

Code

import twitter from "../../twitter.app.mjs";
import { ConfigurationError } from "@pipedream/platform";

export default {
  key: "twitter-follow-user",
  name: "Follow User",
  description: "Follow a user specified by ID or screen name parameter. [See the docs here](https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/twitter-api/v1/accounts-and-users/follow-search-get-users/api-reference/post-friendships-create)",
  version: "0.0.1",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    twitter,
    userId: {
      propDefinition: [
        twitter,
        "userId",
      ],
      optional: true,
    },
    screenName: {
      propDefinition: [
        twitter,
        "screenName",
      ],
      optional: true,
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const {
      userId,
      screenName,
    } = this;

    if (!userId && !screenName) {
      throw new ConfigurationError("This action requires either User ID or Screen Name. Please enter one or the other above.");
    }

    const params = {
      user_id: userId,
      screen_name: screenName,
    };
    const response = await this.twitter.followUser({
      params,
      $,
    });
    $.export("$summary", `Successfully followed user @${response.screen_name}`);
    return response;
  },
};

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
TwittertwitterappThis component uses the Twitter app.
User IDuserIdstring

The numerical ID of the user to lookup

Screen NamescreenNamestring

The screen name of the user (e.g., pipedream)

Authentication

Twitter uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Twitter account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Twitter and grant Pipedream permission to connect to your account. Pipedream securely stores and automatically refreshes the OAuth tokens so you can easily authenticate any Twitter API.

Pipedream requests the following authorization scopes when you connect your account:

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