Mastodon Twitter Sync
- Your status update on Twitter will be posted automatically to Mastodon
- Your Retweet on Twitter will automatically be posted to Mastodon with a "RT username:" prefix
- Your status update on Mastodon will be posted automatically to Twitter
- Your boost on Mastodon will be posted automatically to Twitter with a "RT username:" prefix
Old data deletion feature for better privacy
Optionally configuration options can be set to delete posts/favourites from your Mastodon and Twitter accounts that are older than 90 days.
Installation and execution
This will install Rust and setup API access to Mastodon and Twitter. Follow the text instructions to enter API keys.
curl https://sh.rustup.rs -sSf | sh source ~/.cargo/env git clone https://github.com/klausi/mastodon-twitter-sync.git cd mastodon-twitter-sync cargo run --release
All configuration options are created in a
mastodon-twitter-sync.toml file in the directory where you executed the program.
Enable automatic status/favourite deletion with config options. Example:
[mastodon] # Delete Mastodon status posts that are older than 90 days delete_older_statuses = true # Delete Mastodon favourites that are older than 90 days delete_older_favs = true # Also sync reblogs (boosts). sync_reblogs = true # Restrict sync to a hashtag (leave empty to sync all posts) sync_hashtag = "#sync" [mastodon.app] base = "https://mastodon.social" client_id = "XXXXXXXXXXX" client_secret = "XXXXXXXXXXX" redirect = "urn:ietf:wg:oauth:2.0:oob" token = "XXXXXXXXXXX" [twitter] consumer_key = "XXXXXXXXXXX" consumer_secret = "XXXXXXXXXXX" access_token = "XXXXXXXXXXX" access_token_secret = "XXXXXXXXXXX" user_id = 1234567890 user_name = "example" # Delete Twitter status posts that are older than 90 days delete_older_statuses = true # Delete Twitter likes that are older than 90 days delete_older_favs = true # Also sync retweets. sync_retweets = true # Restrict sync to a hashtag (leave empty to sync all posts) sync_hashtag = "#sync"
Preview what's going to be synced
You can preview what's going to be synced using the
cargo run --release -- --dry-run
This is running a sync without actually posting or deleting anything.
Skip existing posts and only sync new posts
If you already have posts in one or both of your accounts and you want to exclude them from being synced you can use
--skip-existing-posts. This is going to mark all posts as synced without actually posting them.
cargo run --release -- --skip-existing-posts
Note that combining
--skip-existing-posts --dry-run will not do anything. You have to run
--skip-existing-posts alone to mark all posts as synchronized in the post cache.
Every run of the program only synchronizes the accounts once. Use Cron to run it periodically, recommended every 10 minutes:
*/10 * * * * cd /home/klausi/workspace/mastodon-twitter-sync && ./target/release/mastodon-twitter-sync