Google My Business API to Obtain Location Reviews & Action on Reviews.

  • How to get My Business API Access from google.
  • Setup/Create OAuth 2.0 credentials.
  • Get Authorization Code & Access token from Google OAuth 2.0 playground.
  • Get account/locations associated with My Business API.
  • Get access token in python.
  • List Reviews, Add/Update comment on the review, Delete Reviews.
https://developers.google.com/my-business/content/oauth-setup
  • Go to OAuth 2.0 Playground
  • Click the gear icon to open the configuration options and make the following changes:
-> Set OAuth flow to Client-side.
-> Select Use your own OAuth credentials.
-> Paste in your OAuth client ID.
-> Close the configuration options.
  • Under “Step 1 — Select & authorize APIs,” paste the following scope for the Google My Business API into the Input your own scopes field:
https://mybusiness.googleapis.com/v4/accounts
  • Click Authorize APIs.
  • Click Accept when prompted.
  • Under “Step 2 — Configure request to API,” paste the following URI into the Request URI field:
  • Take the accountId from the response.
https://mybusiness.googleapis.com/v4/accounts/123134141414141/locations
  • Install Libraries & Download client_secrets.json.
pip install --upgrade google-api-python-client google-auth-httplib2 google-auth-oauthlibDownload json:
https://console.cloud.google.com/apis/credentials?project
  • Copy below code in order to get an access token using google built-in python Installed App Flow and local server.
from __future__ import print_function
import os.path
from googleapiclient.discovery import build
from google_auth_oauthlib.flow import InstalledAppFlow
from google.auth.transport.requests import Request
from google.oauth2.credentials import Credentials

# If modifying these scopes, delete the file token.json.
SCOPES = ['https://www.googleapis.com/auth/business.manage']
CLIENT_SECRETS_FILE = 'client_secrets.json'
def main():

creds = None
# The file token.json stores the user's access and refresh tokens, and is created automatically when the authorization flow completes for the first time.

if os.path.exists('token.json'):
creds = Credentials.from_authorized_user_file('token.json', SCOPES)
#If there are no (valid)credentials available,let the user logIn.if not creds or not creds.valid:
if creds and creds.expired and creds.refresh_token:
creds.refresh(Request())
else:
flow = InstalledAppFlow.from_client_secrets_file(
CLIENT_SECRETS_FILE, SCOPES)
creds = flow.run_local_server(port=0, ,access_type='offline', prompt='consent')
# Save the credentials for the next run
with open('token.json', 'w') as token:
token.write(creds.to_json())



if __name__ == '__main__':
main()
  • List Reviews of Locations:
GET
https://mybusiness.googleapis.com/v4/accounts/{accountId}/locations/{locationId}/reviews
  • Get Reviews using ReviewId:
GET
https://mybusiness.googleapis.com/v4/accounts/{accountId}/locations/{locationId}/reviews/{reviewId}
  • Reply to a review:
PUT
https://mybusiness.googleapis.com/v4/accounts/{accountId}/locations/{locationId}/reviews/{reviewId}/reply

{
comment: "Thank you for visiting our business!"
}
  • Delete a Review
DELETE
https://mybusiness.googleapis.com/v4/accounts/{accountId}/locations/{locationId}/reviews/{reviewId}/reply

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