Twitter is preparing to stop allowing free access to its application programming interface for developers, replacing it with a new “paid basic tier” instead.
The platform’s developer division said Thursday that versions 1.1 and 2.0 of its API, which allows third parties to retrieve and analyze public Twitter data, will be set behind a paywall starting Feb. 9.
“Twitter data are among the world’s most powerful data sets. We’re committed to enabling fast & comprehensive access so you can continue to build with us,” the developer team wrote. “We’ll be back with more details on what you can expect next week.”
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