Microsoft Flow Example Save tweets that include specific hashtag to a SharePoint list

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Here we will see one more example on Microsoft Flow and this time we will discuss about how to use Save tweets that include specific hashtag to a SharePoint list template. By using this template we can save tweets that includes a specific hashtag to a SharePoint list in Office 365 SharePoint online site.

Microsoft Flow is a new workflow tool that enables business users to create automation to receive notifications, synchronize files, and get data between your favorite apps and services, be it on premise or in the cloud. This is a new workflow management tool for automating workflows across applications and services by connecting web services, files, and cloud-based data. We can connect with various services like SharePoint, Office 365, OneDrive, Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox, Outlook, Instagram, Outlook, Yammer, Excel, Google Calendar etc.

You can read below Microsoft Flow articles:
– Microsoft Flow Copy files from one SharePoint Online account or folder to another Office 365

– Microsoft Flow Send approval email when a new item is added demo

– JSLink in SharePoint Online and Customize List View Web Parts

Microsoft provides various builtin templates to use in Flow, which you can see it here.

Demo Save tweets that include specific hashtag to a SharePoint list:

To use this template login to the Microsoft Flow site and the search for “Save tweets that include specific hashtag to a SharePoint list”.

Save tweets that include specific hashtag to a SharePoint list
Save tweets that include specific hashtag to a SharePoint list

Then click on the template to use it. Then we need to authenticate both SharePoint and Twitter. Here my SharePoint is already authenticated, so I have to just update Twitter. Here it will also ask you to authorize the app.

Microsoft flow example
Microsoft flow example

Once the connection is successful, it will enable to Continue button like below:

Microsoft flow sample office 365
Microsoft flow sample office 365

Then in the search text, enter the hashtag text which you want to Save into the SharePoint site. In this example you can see we have added search text as #MicrosoftFlow, so if a new tweet has been added with hashtag as #MicosoftFlow, it will save to the SharePoint site.

Then we have modified the Create item action. First we have added the Site url, then choose the list where you want to save the tweet details. For this demo there is a custom list name as “MicrosoftFlowTwitterTest” which has a Title column.

Then the Title we have added some custom text and then Added the Name of the person who added the Tweet and the we added the tweet text. So the Action looks like below:

Office 365 Microsoft flow demo
Office 365 Microsoft flow demo

Then click on the Create flow button which will create the flow.

Office 365 Microsoft flow demo

Office 365 Microsoft flow demoThen let us add a tweet with the mention hashtag like below:

Microsoft flow sample office 365
Microsoft flow sample office 365

Now if you will go back to the SharePoint list you can see the tweet has been saved inside the SharePoint list like below:

http://localhost:47446/pc/microsoft_flow_example_Save_tweets_that_include_specific_hashtag_to_a_SharePoint_list.png

Microsoft Flow Example Save tweets
Microsoft Flow Example Save tweets

Hope this example will be helpful.

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I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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