A simple extension that harnesses the power of ChatGPT to get more context on interesting tweets!

The problem TweeReader solves


Everyone appreciates Twitter for how simple it is to find information on a wide range of subjects, including art, science, history, and even pop culture. While finding information and new facts is easy, it's not always that simple to understand the words and get a greater sense of the topic.

We built TweeReader to satiate our hunger to learn more, in the most effective manner possible, harnessing the capabilities of OpenAI.

What and How

TweeReader is a Chrome Extension that scrapes the text from the tweet (without using the Twitter API or Selenium) and passes it on to OpenAI's API Endpoint. The API then returns the response in the form of an explanation with extra context so it's easier for the user to understand the background of the tweet and any other information that may be applicable.

Instead of having the user go to ChatGPT, we are bringing it to the user with the click of a button.

Challenges we ran into

  • The Chrome Extension was painful to build with all the Manifest changes (Cue: Aniket Bhaiya saying "I am no Chrome Extension Expert")
  • Working with OpenAI and getting the output onto the extension was time-consuming.
  • No free credits on OpenAI. :")

Technologies used