How to create custom dashboards using the Twitter API?



You want your Twitter analytics data in a custom dashboard? It’s possible! We integrated the Twitter API in DashThis, which has added a lot of possibilities for a social media dashboard.

The following standard KPIs are available from the Preset Widgets drop-down menu:

  • • Followers Engagement
  • • Followers
  • • Listed Count
  • • Mentions
  • • Retweets
  • • Top Mentions By Followers Count
  • • Top Retweeted Posts


The available metrics and dimensions are:


  • • Listed Count
  • • Followers Count*
  • • Mentions Count
  • • Retweet Count
  • • Tweets
  • • Follower Engagement Rate
  • • Users
  • • Twitter Impressions


* There is no data history for the Follower counts, but we keep it so your followers count will evolve in time.



  • • Post
  • • User


Since the Twitter API doesn’t allow us to provide many metrics and dimensions, you can use a CSV file to complete your dashboard!

If you’re not familiar with CSV files, we got your back covered! Learn about CSV files in this article.


Note: When using the metrics Users, Twitter Impressions and/or Tweets, as well as the dimension User, it is necessary to filter your data by #hashtag. Twitter’s API imposes this limitation because otherwise there would be far too much data for the system to search through. Learn about the #hashtag filter in our article here.