The Twitter API is no longer free. If you want to have access to it, you will have to pay, as announced by the Twitter team in the last few hours.
It’s not an immediate app update, but it will start rolling out in the next few days. We tell you all the details.
The Twitter API is no longer free
Twitter announced a new measure that will earn you revenue, but will further alienate you from developers. As of February 9, those who want to have access to the Twitter API will have to pay:
As of February 9, we will no longer support free access to the Twitter API, both v2 and v1.1. Instead, a basic paid tier will be available
Yes, access to the Twitter API will no longer be free. It is not a decision that comes as a surprise, since a few weeks ago they began to block all third-party clients, removing access to their API.
A decision that was later reflected in the update of the Twitter terms, mentioning that it is prohibited to “create a substitute or similar service or product to Twitter applications.”
On the other hand, this decision does not imply that tweetr completely closes access to your API:
Twitter data is among the most powerful data sets in the world. We are committed to allowing quick and comprehensive access so you can continue to build with us. We’ll be back with more details on what you can expect next week.
As mentioned in the tweet, they will offer a basic level of payment for those who wish to continue using the API, although we will have to wait for more details on this new strategy from Twitter. Let’s remember that access to the API is not only useful for developers but also for researchers, who use this tool to carry out studies in different areas.