Extract a Twitter username from strings with various different formats. For example @username,,!/username will all map to username using this library.


Add this line to your application’s Gemfile:

ruby gem 'twitter_username_extractor'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install twitter_username_extractor


```ruby TwitterUsernameExtractor.extract(‘’) => “taylorswift13”

TwitterUsernameExtractor.extract(‘@taylorswift13’) => “taylorswift13”

TwitterUsernameExtractor.extract(‘’) => “taylorswift13” ```


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake test to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.