Track Twitter data in Geckoboard

In this article, we'll show you how to use our Twitter data source display data from your Twitter account on your Geckoboard dashboard.

Create a new Twitter widget

To create a Twitter widget for your dashboard, follow these steps:

  1. Click Add widget, located in the top right of your dashboard.
  2. Search for Twitter using the Search sources field. Alternatively, you can also scroll down the alphabetical list of integrations until you reach the Zendesk integration.
  3. Click on the Twitter integration.

Skip to configuring your widget?

If this is your first Twitter widget, you'll need to connect your Twitter account to Geckoboard. If not, you can skip to configuring your Twitter widget.

When adding your first Twitter widget, you'll be asked to create a connection and authenticate your Twitter account so that we're able to collect your data and display it on the dashboard. You only need to create this connection once – we'll take care of the rest.

To connect your Twitter account with Geckoboard, follow these steps:


You will be briefly taken to a Twitter authorization page so you can confirm this. Twitter uses OAuth for this authentication so your logins are not shared with us.

  1. Click on the Connect button.Connect Geckoboard with TwitterOur Twitter integration uses OAuth to connect to Twitter, so if you're already logged into Twitter on your browser, you will jump straight to the widget configuration screen after a few seconds.

    If you're not logged in to Twitter, a popup window will appear and allow you to log in for account authorization.Twitter_Authorization
  2. You're now ready to configure your widgets!

Configure your Twitter widget

For the purposes of this tutorial, we will be tracking the metrics of the twitter handle @geckoboard.


The Mentions widget shows the latest mentions for the connected account.


To track the mentions of your Twitter handle, use the following widget configuration:Twitter config mentions

The resulting widget:Twitter mentions widget

Favorited Tweets

The Favorited Tweets widgets shows the latest favorited tweets of the specified user handle.


To track the favorited tweets of your Twitter handle, use the following widget configuration:Favorited_Tweets_Setup.png

The resulting widget:Favorited_Tweets_Widget

Listed Count

The Listed Count widget shows the number of times a given account has been listed by other Twitter users.


To track the listed count of your Twitter account, use the following widget configuration:Listed_Count_Setup

The resulting widget:Listed_Count_Widget


Twitter's API does not provide historical data, so if you select change from yesterday as a secondary output, your widget will only show a comparison from tomorrow onwards (today’s data).

Follower Count

The Follower Count widget shows the number of followers for a given user.


To track the follower count of your Twitter handle, use the following widget configuration:Follower_Count_Setup

The resulting widget:Follower_Count_Widget

Tweets Count

The Tweets Count widget shows the number of Tweets sent for the specified account.


To track the number of tweets from your Twitter account, use the following widget configuration:Tweets_Count_Setup

The resulting widget:Tweets_Count_Widget

List Tweets

The List Tweets widget shows the latest tweets from a Twitter list you subscribe to.


To track the latest tweets of a list subscribed by your Twitter account, use the following widget configuration:List_Tweets_Setup

The resulting widget:List_Tweets_Widget

User Tweets

The User Tweets widget shows latest tweets from a Twitter user.


To track the latest tweets from your Twitter account, use the following widget configuration:User_Tweets_Setup

The resulting widget:User_Tweets_Widget

The Twitter Search widget allows you to display the results of a Keyword or @username search.

We also support most of Twitter's advanced search. Zapier offer a guide to using Twitter's advanced search.


Currently, we don't support the attitude operators —i.e. :) and :( — and the near: operator.

To search for the keyword dashboards, use the following widget configuration shown below.



The resulting widget:Twitter_Search_Widget

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