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Retrieving (or generating) your Twitter API keys is a simple 6 step process.
It takes longer to read about it than to actually do it. Here you go.

1. Browse to Twitter’s Application Manager

Visit https://apps.twitter.com/ in your browser, login, and click the Create New App button.
Browse Twitter application manager

2. Create a New App

Fill out the form and click the Create your Twitter application button.

  • Name and Description can be anything you like.
  • Website has to be formatted like a real URL, but doesn’t have to point anywhere real.
  • Callback URL should be left blank.

Create a new app

3. Retrieve the API Keys

Click the manage keys and access tokens link to get to the new app’s settings page.
Retrieve API keys for the BirdIQ app

4. Copy the Keys to our App

Copy the Consumer Key and Consumer Secret values from the application settings page and into the API key fields of our app.
Copy keys to BirdIQ app

5. Generate the Access Token and Secret

Click the Create my access token button to generate the Access Token and Access Token Secret.
Generate the access token and secret

6. Copy the Access Token and Secret to our App

Copy the Access Token and Access Token Secret values from the application settings page and into the Access Token fields of our app and then logout.
Copy access tokens to BirdIQ app

That’s all, you’re now good to go.

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