How to get your Tweets list using their API and Netlify

Posted on December 19, 2021

Here the script that you can put in a Netlify serverless function to fetch the latest tweets list from a given account:

const client = require('./common/twitterClient')

exports.handler = async (event, context) => {
  const body = JSON.parse(event.body)
  const screenName = body.screen_name

  const res = await client.get('statuses/user_timeline', { 
    screen_name: screenName, 
    count: 200 

  return {
    statusCode: 200,
    body: JSON.stringify(res)

For reference, here the twitterClient.js content:

const Twitter = require('twitter')

module.exports = new Twitter({
  consumer_key: process.env.TWITTER_CONSUMER_KEY,
  consumer_secret: process.env.TWITTER_CONSUMER_SECRET,
  access_token_key: process.env.TWITTER_ACCESS_TOKEN_KEY,
  access_token_secret: process.env.TWITTER_ACCESS_TOKEN_SECRET