Twitter has announced new details to access its API, and it’s leading to headaches for some.
As a recap, the company pulled the once-free Application Programming Interface (API), which lets third parties use public data from Twitter, on February 2nd.
The re-vamped version offers developers three tiers.
Free allows for write-only use cases with 1,500 tweets a month at no cost. Basic has 3,000 monthly tweets at the user level or 50,000 tweets on the app at $100 USD/month (about $135 CAD).
We are also launching a new Basic (v2) access for hobbyists with 10,000 GET/month and 50,000 POST/month, 2 app IDs, and Login with Twitter for $100/month.
Subscribe now: https://t.co/AQci4FeIWf
— Twitter Dev (@TwitterDev) March 29, 2023
Enterprise offers “managed services, complete streams, and access that meets your specific needs,” the Twitter Dev account announced without specifying a price. However, some sources say it could cost upwards of $42,000 a month USD (nearly $57,000 CAD).
As The Verge reports, the new tiers mean some developers will have to end their projects. Luca Hammer, the developer behind Accountanlaysis, a tool that lets users evaluate Twitter accounts, said he would shut down his operations.
Twitter will shut down older tier versions “over the next 30 days.”