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How to change Twitter Source Label

sunilaleti profile image Sunil Aleti Updated on ・4 min read

You might have seen some people using completely different source labels like Gucci SmartToilet or something fancy.

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Well, today we will see how to change the twitter source label

Twitter Source Label comes from the app you are using like Twitter for iOS, Twitter for Android, Twitter Web App, etc.
So you need to create your own twitter app in order to change the source label.

First, we need to have a Twitter developer account, if you don't have.

1) Just navigate to Twitter Developer website
2) Just fill out the form with details about ‘what you want to do with their API’. You will be redirected to four forms, one form after another, complete them, and agree to the developer terms and conditions and submit the application.
This process may take like 10 minutes and you will get a verification email instantly once you submitted the form.

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After getting approval from Twitter. Now we can create an app

1) Open this link and click on "create app"

2) Give your app a name and this name will be shown on your tweets as a source label. And you can't name an app which is already present.

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3) Next, you will be redirected to API keys, tokens and click on "App Settings"

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4) Now scroll down to the App permissions section and change the option from “Read” to “Read and Write” and click on Save.

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5) Scroll down to Authentication settings and turn on 3rd party authentication. It also asks for your website link, you can use your Instagram profile or your twitter profile.
Then click on Save.

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6) Now scroll to the top, and click on the option called ” Keys and Tokens”. Click on it and there you can see your Twitter API keys and Access Tokens by click on the “view keys” button and “generate” button respectively.

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7) Now you have access to Twitter APIs, to create a Twitter app, you need to download Python.
If you don't have python installed, navigate to Python website and download.

8) Now, open the file location of where you have installed python and navigate to "Scripts" folder

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9) Now, Open Command Prompt, and type cd, give space and paste your python file location and click enter

cd C:\Users\"YourUsername"\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37\Scripts

10) Now type the command and hit enter

pip install tweepy

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11) Once installed, close the command prompt. Now in the python scripts folder, right-click and click on New > text document to create a new document.

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12) Now open that document and paste this code inside

import tweepy
api = tweepy.API(auth)
tweet = input(" ")
api.update_status(status =(tweet))
print ("Done!")

Now replace the placeholders with your twitter APIs. Remember that there are 4 APIs to change – API Key, API Secret Key, Access Token, and Access Token Secret.
Once done, it should look like this

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13) Now save the file and name it anything, but change the save as type to “All files” and add “.py” at the end of the file name to save it as a python file and click save.

14) Now open that .py file you just made. That’s it, you can type anything in this command line and click enter.
It will be tweeted as a new tweet.

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That's it. Hola you finally did it

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markdown guide

i did all the steps (pretty sure correctly) and when i open the file it auto closes, what am i doing wrong?


In such case, Open cmd and enter "python -i filename"
Now it will work


can you show me a pic/video on how to do this exactly? im a bit confused [btw i named the file anything.py (its not anything.py.py its shows as anything.py)]

sure, please check the image below



If you want to upload image or video in a tweet, use this

import tweepy
api = tweepy.API(auth)
tweet = input("")
image="C:/Users/facadmin1/Downloads/introdev.PNG"  #Enter image location
api.update_with_media(image, tweet)

great tutorial but I have a question, what if i have to reply ny specific tweet using the app, is there ay to do that?


Thanks, we can reply but we need to modify the code for that


Do you have the code for that? That would be very helpful

instead of using

python api.update_status(status =(tweet))


python api.update_status("your reply", in_reply_to_status_id = tweetid)

ok but what if i want to reoky to a specific tweet?

Copy the link of the tweet

Ex: twitter.com/AndroidPolice/status/1... and last "1308397020034420736" is the tweet id


That was great Sunil. Thanks for letting us know.


hey i succesfully completed all the steps and it worked fine for me untill i realised that my twitter label has a speel mistake how do i change my twitter label again ?


You can edit the app name or create a new app it will work

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