Twitter will start charging developers to access its application programming interface

The social network, which has not yet revealed the price, indicated that it will give more details about these novelties during the next week

Twitter announced this Thursday that as of February 9, developers will have to pay to access its application programming interface (API), the protocols that allow third parties to take data from the platform and use it in different services or tools.

The social network, which has not revealed the price it will charge, indicated that it hopes to give more details about these developments next week.

“Twitter’s data is among the most powerful in the world. We are committed to providing fast and complete access so that they can continue to build with us,” the company said in a series of messages from its development team’s account.

Since Elon Musk took over the social network, Twitter has looked for new ways to earn money, especially to compensate for the drop in advertising that has occurred as a reaction to the controversial management by the magnate.

The Twitter API, which until now was offered in a free and paid version, is used by thousands of third-party developers for a multitude of purposes, from the creation of alternative applications to access the platform to hate speech investigations, to everything type of services based on information that is published on the social network.

Last month, the American company already changed its terms of use for developers in order to veto third-party services such as Tweetbot or Twitterrific that replace its official application.

Rachel Maga
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life's biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.