Laravel 5.1 wrapper for the most popular PHP library for use with the Twitter OAuth REST API.

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Laravel 5.4 wrapper/extension of the popular PHP library for the Twitter OAuth REST API. This package has been modified and updates are not pulled directly from Abraham's package.


To install, run the following in your project directory

$ composer require mbarwick83/twitter-api

Then in config/app.php add the following to the providers array:


Also in config/app.php, add the Facade class to the aliases array, should you want to use it:

'TwitterApi'    => Mbarwick83\TwitterApi\Facades\TwitterApi::class


To publish Shorty's configuration file, run the following vendor:publish command:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Mbarwick83\TwitterApi\TwitterApiServiceProvider"

This will create a twitter-api.php file in your config directory. Here you must enter your Twitter App Consumer Key, Consumer Secret, and Callback URL. Create your app at


Be sure to include the namespace for the class wherever you plan to use this library and set construct

use Mbarwick83\TwitterApi\TwitterApi;

public function __construct(TwitterApi $twitter)
    $this->twitter = $twitter;

#####Generate Authorize URL:

This generates a URL that points users to Twitter's authorization page where they can authorize your app. It lists permissions being granted and allow/deny buttons.

$url = $this->twitter->authorizeUrl();
return $url;

#####Get user's access tokens

At this point we will use the temporary request token to get the long lived access_token that authorized to act as the user.

// This is the callback route, which would likely be a controller method. But for example purposes, see below...
Route::get('oauth/twitter', function(Request $request) {
    // If the oauth_token is different from the one you sent them to Twitter with, abort authorization
    if (isset($request->oauth_token) && Session::get('oauth_token') !== $request->oauth_token) 

    $twitter = new TwitterApi(Session::get('oauth_token'), Session::get('oauth_token_secret'));
    $access_token = $twitter->accessToken($request->oauth_verifier);

    return $access_token;

This will return an object like the following. This is the important part where you save the credentials to your database of choice to make future calls.

	"oauth_token": "24073951-WiFyIePIerPAhQuoZ8VUMq8I4df14jzMcYR7uE6rJ7",
	"oauth_token_secret": "b1lSZ2cPk4DbTP934SCfn1BTVPljdvMEMqSy8asczIGFh",
	"user_id": "24133471",
	"screen_name": "MikeBarwick",
	"x_auth_expires": "0"


Please see CONTRIBUTING and CONDUCT for details.


The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.