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Python Web Scraping: Get the number of followers of a given twitter account

Python Web Scraping: Exercise-16 with Solution

Write a Python program to get the number of followers of a given twitter account.

Sample Solution:-

Python Code:

from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
import requests
handle = input('Input your account name on Twitter: ') 
temp = requests.get('https://twitter.com/'+handle)
bs = BeautifulSoup(temp.text,'lxml')
try:
    follow_box = bs.find('li',{'class':'ProfileNav-item ProfileNav-item--followers'})
    followers = follow_box.find('a').find('span',{'class':'ProfileNav-value'})
    print("Number of followers: {} ".format(followers.get('data-count')))
except:
    print('Account name not found...')
  
 

Output

Input your account name on Twitter:  @prasanta
Number of followers: 61 

Flowchart:

Python Web Scraping Flowchart: Get the number of followers of a given  twitter account.

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