Hello! This projects aims to make a Telegram bot that forwards Twitter updates to people, groups, channels, or whatever Telegram comes up with!

You can check it on Telegram: @TwitterForwarderBot

Credit where credit is due

This is based on former work: - python-telegram-bot - tweepy - peewee - envparse - also, python, pip, the internets, and so on

So, big thanks to anyone who contributed on these projects! :D

How do I run this?

The code is currently targeting Python 3.5

# clone this thing
# create your virtualenv, activate it, etc
# virtualenv -p python3 venv
# . venv/bin/activate
pip install -r requirements.txt
source secrets.env

secrets.env?? u wot m8?

First, you'll need a Telegram Bot Token, you can get it via BotFather (more info here).

Also, setting this up will need an Application-only authentication token from Twitter (more info here). Optionally, you can provide a user access token and secret.

You can get this by creating a Twitter App here.

Bear in mind that if you don't have added a mobile phone to your Twitter account you'll get this:

You must add your mobile phone to your Twitter profile before creating an application. Please read for more information.

Get a consumer key, consumer secret, access token and access token secret (the latter two are optional), fill in your secrets.env and then run the bot!