Find ALL tweets from a user (not just the first 3,200)

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With https://dev.twitter.com/docs/api/1/get/statuses/user_timeline I can get 3,200 most recent tweets. However, certain sites like http://www.mytweet16.com/ seems to bypass the limit, and my browse through the API documentation could not find anything.

How do they do it, or is there another API that doesn't have the limit?

This question is tagged with api twitter tweets

~ Asked on 2011-12-12 08:15:23

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You can use twitter search page to bypass 3,200 limit. However you have to scroll down many times in the search results page. For example, I searched tweets from @beyinsiz_adam. This is the link of search results: https://twitter.com/search?q=from%3Abeyinsiz_adam&src=typd&f=realtime

Now in order to scroll down many times, you can use the following javascript code.

    var myVar=setInterval(function(){myTimer()},1000);
    function myTimer() {
        window.scrollTo(0,document.body.scrollHeight);
    }

Just run it in the FireBug console. And wait some time to load all tweets.

~ Answered on 2014-02-06 09:56:46


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The only way to see more is to start saving them before the user's tweet count hits 3200. Services which show more than 3200 tweets have saved them in their own dbs. There's currently no way to get more than that through any Twitter API.

http://www.quora.com/Is-there-a-way-to-get-more-than-3200-tweets-from-a-twitter-user-using-Twitters-API-or-scraping

https://dev.twitter.com/discussions/276

Note from that second link: "…the 3,200 limit is for browsing the timeline only. Tweets can always be requested by their ID using the GET statuses/show/:id method."

~ Answered on 2012-04-18 20:28:48


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