+5 Best Twitter Scrapers of 2024 [No-Code Edition]

Shehriar Awan
April 15, 2024
11 min read

Wish you could dig into Twitter data but don't know how to code? Coding a Twitter scraper isn't for everyone, and finding the right no-code tool can feel like a wild goose chase.

Well, I've done the legwork for you! In this article, I'm dishing out the top 5 no-code Twitter scrapers to collect tweets, profiles, and trends.

But what is a Twitter scraper and why do people use Twitter scrapers? 🤔

What is a Twitter scraper?

A Twitter scraper is a tool or software program that automatically extracts data from Twitter. This data can include user tweets, profiles, hashtags, search results, and more.

Twitter scrapers save you the time and effort of manually collecting this information and present it in a structured format for easy analysis.

Best Twitter scrapers of 2024

  1. Lobstr.io
  2. Phantombuster
  3. Apify
  4. Octoparse
  5. Webautomation.io

Why Scrape Twitter data?

Twitter has more than 220 million daily active users, making it one of the most popular social media platforms worldwide. Scraping Twitter has multiple use cases including:

  1. Competitor analysis
  2. Trend identification
  3. Customer sentiment analysis
  4. Brand reputation management
  5. Influencer identification
  6. Finding potential customers or clients
  7. Academic research
  8. Building datasets for machine learning

But is Twitter scraping legal?

Generally, scraping publicly available data is legal, as established by verdicts of lawsuits like LinkedIn vs HiQ. But the keyword here is ‘publicly available data’.

But there are certain limitations. You should avoid scraping private information without explicit consent.

Also excessive scraping can put a strain on Twitter's servers. Make sure you don't overload the server. Plus be transparent about the source of your information.

I’ve already discussed the legality of Twitter data scraping in detail in my article – How to Scrape Twitter Profiles in 2024 [No-Code]. It’s a must read piece for data enthusiasts.

But why all this headache when I can use the official Twitter API?

Why not use the official Twitter API?

Twitter does offer an API. But no it’s not the best option for collecting data at scale. Why?

  1. It’s soooo expensive
  2. It has ridiculous limitations
  3. You need good coding skills to interact with the API

Twitter updated their API pricing and rate caps last year after Elon’s takeover. This resulted in many indie developers having to shut down their Twitter-based apps.

Why has Elon Musk limited the API access?

Before Elon’s takeover, Twitter had no limits on viewing tweets and the official API also allowed developers to access up to 2 million tweets per month.

Last year Twitter updated their API pricing and rate caps. The main reason why Elon limited the API access was cost cutting and boosting revenues.

Later that year, Elon also limited the number of tweets a user can read, post, and retweet. The read limits were revoked but the other limitations still apply to free Twitter accounts.

I’ve explained API costing and limitations and why it’s not the best option for scraping Twitter data at scale in my article – How to Scrape Tweets from Twitter (No Code).

So, we’ve confirmed the legality, learned why API is not a good choice, let’s address the elephant in the room now.

Best no-code Twitter scrapers to scrape data from Twitter (X)

After trying various cloud-based, desktop based scrapers and scraping chrome extensions, I curated this list of 5 best scrapers that passed most of the testing parameters.

  1. Scraping modules and data points
  2. Speed per minute
  3. Ease of use
  4. Pricing
  5. Cool features e.g. schedule, api access, export options

The ranking is also based on the above factors. I’ve ranked them 1 - 5 based on speed, data points it collects, affordability, and ease of use.

Twitter ScraperScrapes user tweets dataScrapes user profile dataScrapes search dataData attributesSpeedPricing
Lobstr.io 🏆80160/min€0.03/1k results
Phantombuster50100/min$0.24/1k results
Apify53196/min$0.35/1k results
Octoparse3825/min$0.05/1k results
Webautomation.io13100/min$1.25/1k results

Now let’s go through the list of 5+ best Twitter scrapers.

1. Lobstr.io

Our first contender is Lobstr.io, a France-based web scraping company offering a variety of ready-made, cloud-based scraping tools.

Starting with scraping modules, Lobstr offers 3 Twitter scrapers for extracting data from Twitter profiles, user tweets, and even from Twitter trends and search results.

Data extracted

Lobstr provides 3 Twitter scraping automations for scraping profile data, tweets, and trends.

With Twitter Profile Scraper, you can extract 20+ data points from any Twitter user profile at 100+ profiles per minute speed.

For scraping tweets from Twitter profiles, you can use Twitter User Tweets Scraper which offers 30+ data points for each tweet and scrapes 250+ tweets per minute.

For trends, hashtags and search queries, you can use Twitter Search Results Scraper which extracts 25+ data points at 125+ tweets per minute speed.

Ease of use

Lobstr is super easy to use. It literally takes you less than 2 minutes to set up and launch a scraper. The user interface is beginner friendly, you don’t need to be a nerd to use it.

Launching a Lobstr Twitter scraper is a simple 4 step process. You sync your account, choose scraper, add input, and launch. Easy peesy ✨

You also get a step by step tutorial video and how-to guides with each article to make it even easier to launch a scraper.

Cool features

  1. Extracts 80+ data points in total
  2. Average speed is 160+ results per minute
  3. Cloud-based, requires no installation
  4. Offers schedule feature
  5. Offers email notifications
  6. Supports data export to Google Sheet or Amazon S3
  7. Provides free developer-friendly API access


  1. Free tier: 7.5 hours per month
  2. Premium plans: From €0.5 per hour to €0.28 per hour.
Affordable pricing + free tierSupports CSV only as download option
Bypasses login wall
Fast scraping
Accurate and organized data
Beginner-friendly interface
API access
Multiple data export options

Best for

Lobstr.io is best for individuals and businesses of all sizes. From small businesses on a budget to data collection at scale. Lobstr is the perfect choice.

2. Phantombuster

Our #2 is also a French company. Phantombuster is a web scraping and automation company offering a wide range of Twitter automations.

Cool features

  1. Scrapes profiles data, user tweets, search results data
  2. Offers collectively 50+ data attributes
  3. Average speed is around 100 results per minute
  4. Easy to use interface with tutorial videos and how-tos
  5. Can enrich data with results from other automations
  6. Advanced scheduling options
  7. Email notifications
  8. Cloud-based


  1. Free tier: 30 minutes of execution time per month
  2. Premium plans: From $3.5 per hour to $1.46 per hour
Multiple twitter automations for enrichmentLimited export options
Well organized dataExpensive
Download data as JSON and CSVNo API access
Clean user interface
Better scheduling options
Bypasses login wall

Best for

Phantombuster is best for medium and large sized businesses who are not on tight budget. It offers less data than lobstr, but can automate your Twitter related tasks completely.

3. Apify

Next is Apify, a Czech data company and a marketplace for web scrapers. The marketplace has many Twitter scrapers, but for this comparison, I’ve selected the ones maintained by Apify.

Cool features

  1. Scrapes profile, user tweets, and search data
  2. Extracts a total of 53 data attributes
  3. Average speed is almost 100 results per minute
  4. Has a little nerdy but clean interface.
  5. Offers schedule feature
  6. Cloud-based
  7. Offers multiple export options and integrations
  8. Offers developer-friendly API with clean documentation


  1. Free tier: $5 free credits per month
  2. Premium plans: $4.27 per hour ($1/hr + additional charges)
Clean API documentationNerdy interface
Multiple integrations and export optionsToo expensive + extra charges
Has alternative choices for each scraperNo login bypass
Well organized data
Download data as csv, xlxs, xml, and more

Best for

Apify is not for businesses needing data at scale due to extra charges for frequent data collection. It’s best for small scale projects and one time data needs.

4. Octoparse

Octoparse is a US data services company. It offers a visual scraping software for desktop with ready-made scraping templates for different platforms including Twitter.

Cool features

  1. Extracts 38 data points in total
  2. Cloud-based but requires a desktop installation
  3. In cloud, the average speed is 25 results per minute
  4. Offers schedule feature
  5. Provides a visual scraper to customize data scraping
  6. Multiple data download and export options including HTML


  1. Free tier: Up to 10k rows per export
  2. Premium plans: From $90 to $250 per month (no row limits)
Visual scraper for custom scrapingExtremely slow
No execution time/credits limitDifficult to use interface
Multiple export optionsNo template for search results scraping
Multiple download formatsRequires manual cookie input
Cloud-based scraping supported
Affordable pricing plans

Best for

Octoparse is suitable for both small business and enterprises as it doesn’t limit the data collection. The only problem is the learning curve and slow scraping.

5. Webautomation.io

Next in our list is Webautomation.io, a UK based data solutions company offering multiple ready-made data scrapers for different platforms including Twitter.

Cool features

  1. Can scrape Twitter profile data and user tweets
  2. Extracts 13 data attributes
  3. Average scraping speed is 100 results per minute
  4. Cloud-based scraping
  5. Easy to use interface
  6. Schedule feature
  7. API access for developers
  8. Download data as CSV, JSON, XLSX, and other formats
  9. Has multiple integration options


  1. Free tier: 14 days free trial
  2. Premium plans: From $2.5 per to $1.25 per 1k results
Easy to useCan not extract search results
Multiple download formats including ExcelLimited data attributes
Cloud-based with schedule featureUptime issues
API access
Multiple integrations supported

Best for

Since webautomation.io doesn’t scrape search results, it’s good for profile analysis. Due to affordable pricing, this tool is suitable for small businesses and personal projects.

Here’s a bonus for peeps who were waiting for a chrome extension in the list.

6. Magical (Bonus)

Magical is an AI powered chrome extension used for automating web activities. It can be used to automate Twitter data collection.

Cool features

  1. AI powered with GPT support
  2. Smart field recognition
  3. Can scrape any page in a single click
  4. Export data to numerous 3rd party tools


  1. Free tier: 20 automations per month
  2. Premium plan: 20 to 100 automations per month
Has AI supportNot cloud-based
Can integrate to many appsSpeed depends on internet connection
Point and click scrapingNo schedule feature
A bit tricky to use
No proxies to avoid Twitter ban

Best for

Magical is more of a task tool than a web scraping tool. You can use it to save time but it’s not suitable for data mining at scale.


What is the fastest Twitter scraper?

After comparing all 5 scrapers from the list, it’s clear that Lobstr.io is the fastest Twitter scraper. It also extracts the most number of data points.

How to scrape data from Twitter using Python?

You can either use Twitter’s official API with tweepy, or use python libraries like BeautifulSoup to scrape Twitter data.

You can use APIs provided by Twitter scrapers in the list. Lobstr, Apify, and WebAutomation offer API access.


That’s a wrap on our comparison of best Twitter scrapers. Ultimately Lobstr.io wins the race 🏆 with its fastest speed, most data attributes, and most affordable pricing.

My second choice will be Phantombuster, for its vast arsenal of automations. But I leave the ultimate decision to you. Give all of them a try and choose the best fit for your scraping needs.

Shehriar Awan - Content Writer at Lobstr.io

Shehriar Awan

Self-proclaimed Head of Content @ lobstr.io. I write all those awesome how-tos, listicles, and (they deserve) troll our competitors.

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