Collect Twitter Data with Twarc!

Twarc is a command line tool and Python library for archiving Twitter JSON data, developed as part of the Documenting the Now project. In addition to letting you collect tweets, twarc can also help you collect users, trends and hydrate tweet ids.

The included pages provide step-by-step tutorials on installing and using twarc, for both Windows and Mac users. Parts of this guide are subject to change with updates to Twitter developer terms, so please use this guide as a general guideline.

For troubleshooting with twarc, please contact the developers of DocNow, and join in conversation with the DocNow community of scholars, students, and archivists.

How do I get started?

For more information on twarc and other DocNow tools, please visit

This site was built in the UVA Library’s Scholars’ Lab to provide classroom materials and help support twarc users, in collaboration with DocNow, with thanks in part to a Mellon Foundation grant.

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