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Using Python to Access Google Bard: A Simple Guide on Session Cookies

Google Bard is a fantastic tool many have been waiting to explore programmatically. While direct API access might not be available to everyone, thanks to developers like Daniel Park, we have workarounds. He introduced the bardapi Python package, which leverages session cookies to interact with Google Bard. In this guide, I'll walk you through how to use this package.

Getting Started:
1. Prerequisites:

  • Python 3.x
  • Google Bard account
  • Basic knowledge of web developer tools in browsers

2. Installation:
If you haven’t already, install the bardapi package:

pip install bardapi
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Retrieving Your Session Cookies:

Session cookies are essential for maintaining a user session, which the bardapi package uses to authenticate against Google Bard.

Steps to retrieve session cookies:

  1. Navigate to the Google Bard website on a browser and log in.
  2. Press F12 or right-click on the webpage and select 'Inspect' to open developer tools.
  3. Navigate to the Application tab.
  4. In the left sidebar, expand the Cookies section under Storage.
  5. Select or a similar domain. Here you'll find a list of cookies.
  6. Look for the __Secure-1PSID cookie and note its value.
from bardapi import Bard
import os

#Replace BBBBBBB with the values you get from __Secure-1PSID 

# set your input text
input_text = "what is google bard?"

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Above code may not work if you have multi session cookies, if that case replace above code with below,

You need to set multi cookie value. Using Bard Cookies Object.

from bardapi import BardCookies

cookie_dict = {
    "__Secure-1PSID": "Your ID",
    "__Secure-1PSIDTS": "Your Id",
    # Any cookie values you want to pass session object.

bard = BardCookies(cookie_dict=cookie_dict)
print(bard.get_answer('Tell me more about Bard"))
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