How to Create a Twitter Bots Application
You need a Twitter account to create a Twitter bot and all bot actions would happen under this account. It is highly recommended that you create a new Twitter account to test your automation bot and then use it for production.
Create a Twitter Project
Assuming that you already have created a Twitter account, go to apps.twitter.com and create a new Twitter Project to use the API v2 endpoints.
Describe the Twitter Project
Give your Twitter project a short but descriptive name. Under the
Which best describes you section, specify how you intend to use the Twitter developer platform. Choose
Making a bot option here.
Next, provide a brief description of your Twitter project that is for internal use only.
The Twitter bot will help us reach to our customers and patrons via automated rules.
Create Twitter App
Under your Twitter project, click on
Create App button to create a new Twitter app. Apps are where you get your access keys & tokens, plus set permissions. You can find them within your Twitter Projects.
Give your Twitter App a name - this name is pubic and it will show on all tweets that your bot will send. The name should be less than 32 characers and has to be unique across all Twitter apps.
Generate Consumer API Keys
Keys and Tokens page, you'll find your Consumer API key and Consumer API secret. You'll need these to authenticate your Twitter bot. Please make a note of these values since Twitter will not show them again.
Also, the Bearer token is not required for the Twitter Bots application.
Generate Access Token & Secret
Reload the page and, under the
Keys and Tokens section, click the
Generate button to generate the Access Token and Access Token Secret. You'll need these to authenticate your Twitter bot.
Please make a note of these values since Twitter will not show them again.
Allow App to Send Tweets and Direct Messages
Settings section, choose
User authentication settings to generate the Access Token & Secret. You'll need these to authenticate your Twitter bot.
We'll need to allow our Twitter bot to send tweets and direct messages. Under the
App Permissions section, select the
Read, Write and direct messages option. If you want to send tweets only through the bot, then select the
Read and Write option.
Web App, Automated App or Bot under the
Type of App section. Automated Apps and Bots are built to perform tasks automatically. Bots on Twitter often post information or perform actions on Twitter automatically based on data inputs or triggers.
Put your own website's URL, or
https://www.google.com, in the Callback / Redirect URI field and the Website field. Click the
Save button to save the changes.
Twitter will show your OAuth 2.0 Client ID and Client Secret on the next page. You can disregard these values since we are using OAuth 1.0a authentication method that uses broad authorization with coarse scopes (also known as permissions).
API Key Mapping
Here's how the keys and tokens map to the Twitter Bots application: