Twitter will discontinue providing free entry to the Twitter API beginning February 9 and can launch a paid model, the Elon Musk-owned microblogging web site stated because it appears to be like for extra avenues to monetize the platform.
In a collection of tweets, Twitter Developer account stated the agency can be ending assist for each v1.1 and v2 of its Twitter API. The transfer follows Twitter abruptly modified the phrases of its API in current weeks that was utilized by many widespread Twitter purchasers akin to Tweetbot and Twitterrific. Most third-party Twitter apps have shut down their cell apps.
Twitter knowledge are among the many world’s strongest knowledge units. We’re dedicated to enabling quick & complete entry so you possibly can proceed to construct with us,” Twitter Dev account stated Thursday.
Scores of builders use Twitter’s API to work together with the social community. The corporate has had a wierd relationship with builders since inception. However the relationship largely labored as a result of third-party corporations have been usually those delivery new merchandise and options for Twitter and Twitter didn’t try and monetize the API.
Beneath Musk’s helm, Twitter is scrambling to manage how customers across the globe entry the platform because it broadens its makes an attempt to monetize the service.
Musk acquired Twitter for $44 billion in late October. The agency has revamped — and made dearer — its subscription service and tweaked how tweets seem on a person’s timeline to make the platform generate extra cash and change into a extra enticing vacation spot to more and more dwindling advertiser base.
“Through the years, a whole bunch of tens of millions of individuals have despatched over a trillion Tweets, with billions extra each week,” Twitter Dev account stated.