node-red-node-twitter 0.1.12

A Node-RED node to talk to Twitter

npm install node-red-node-twitter

Node-RED nodes to talk to Twitter.

The Twitter API will NOT deliver 100% of all tweets. This does NOT give access to the Twitter Firehose.

Tweets of who you follow will include their retweets and favourites.


Run the following command in your Node-RED user directory - typically ~/.node-red

    npm install node-red-node-twitter


Provides two nodes - one to receive messages, and one to send.


Twitter input node. Can be used to search either:

  • the public or a user's stream for tweets containing the configured search term
  • all tweets by specific users
  • direct messages received by the authenticated user

Use space for and, and comma , for or when searching for multiple terms.

Sets the msg.topic to tweets/ and then appends the senders screen name.

Sets msg.location to the tweeters location if known.

When returning events it sets the msg.payload to the twitter event, a full list is documented by Twitter.

Sets msg.tweet to the full tweet object as documented by Twitter.

Note: This node is not connected to the FireHose, so will not return 100% of all tweets to a busy @id or #hashtag.

Sets msg.tweet to the full tweet object as documented by Twitter.

Note: when set to a specific user's tweets, or your direct messages, the node is subject to Twitter's API rate limiting. If you deploy the flows multiple times within a 15 minute window, you may exceed the limit and will see errors from the node. These errors will clear when the current 15 minute window passes.


Tweets the msg.payload.

To send a Direct Message (DM) - use a payload like.

    D {username} {message}

If exists and is a Buffer object, this node will treat it as an image and attach it to the tweet.

If msg.params exists and is an object of name:value pairs, this node will treat it as parameters for the update request.

Node Info

Version: 0.1.12
Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
License: Apache-2.0


2190 in the last day
12963 in the last week
53388 in the last month


  • twitter-credentials
  • twitter in
  • twitter out


  • node-red
  • twitter


  • dceejay
  • knolleary