Twitter has made a significant move toward monetizing the network by ending the provision of free access to its API, effective February 9.
Along with new developer guidelines, the microblogging platform has also prohibited third-party clients. These adjustments are part of Twitter’s plan to increase revenue and maintain profitability.
Twitter API v1.1 and v2 access support is being discontinued
Twitter will discontinue support for both versions 1.1 and 2 of its APIs and introduce a premium version; the cost has not yet been disclosed. This action might compel some app developers to shut down their services or start charging for minimal functionality.
The Twitter API is widely used by developers to create weather and information bots, and the move may have an influence on studies into hate speech and false information.
The firm has not made it clear whether researchers would still be able to use APIs for free. The firm wants to keep developers’ access to Twitter data, which is one of the most potent data sets in existence. The ecosystem may be impacted by this new move because of the fragile relationship between Twitter and developers.
Twitter stressed its dedication to facilitating easy access to its data, which is regarded as some of the most potent in the world. The company intends to keep assisting programmers in their endeavors. In the upcoming week, further information regarding their plans will be made public.
Twitter’s paid API will be available soon
Support for both the Twitter API v2 and v1.1 will no longer be offered starting on February 9. In its place, an entry-level paid tier will be made available to users starting on February 9. In its place, an entry-level paid tier will be made available to users. Visit this page to find out more about the Twitter API.