How to Extract Twitter Username from Url

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The following PHP code snippet extracts the twitter username from twitter URL using regular expressions. For example, if you pass the following url, it will output ‘Stacktips‘.

twitter.com/Stacktips

Snippet:

if ( !function_exists( 'get_twitter_id_from_url' ) ){
	function get_twitter_id_from_url($url)
	{	
  	  if (preg_match("/^https?:\/\/(www\.)?twitter\.com\/(#!\/)?(?<name>[^\/]+)(\/\w+)*$/", $url, $regs)) {
  	    return $regs['name'];
  	  }
  	  return false;	  
  }
}

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