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The Twitter API roller coaster continues under Elon Musk.company announced A new “pro” level for today’s developers. $5,000 per month fits between the $100 per month Basic plan and the custom-priced Enterprise plan.
The new Twitter API Pro plan gives you app-level access to 1 million retrieved tweets and 300,000 posted tweets per month. It also includes rate-limited access to endpoints for real-time filtered streams (live access to tweets based on specified parameters) and full archive search of historical tweets. Finally, add login with three App IDs and Twitter access.
📣 Calling all startups 📣
Today we are launching a new access tier, Twitter API Pro.
Experiment, build, and scale your business with 1 million tweets per month, including powerful real-time filter/stream search endpoints and full archive search endpoints. We are waiting for your expectations…
— Twitter Developer (@TwitterDev) May 25, 2023
But $5,000 per month. Pricing for businesses that want to “experiment, build, scale” [their] For business, there is a big difference between $100/month. Basic plan, one tier down. The latter offers only a fraction of the access of the Pro plan, so small businesses will have to choose between a level where $100 a month isn’t enough or his $5,000 plan, which exceeds many startup budgets. there is.
Some users expressed the view that it was too restrictive for its price. “That’s great, but it’s already killed most of the Twitter apps,” Birdy developer Maxime Dupre said. answered Announcement on Twitter. “And 5K is still too much for most of us. A 1K plan might make sense…but again, it’s too late.” This pricing may not be very helpful for researchers who are
Twitter’s recent API changes create a very difficult situation for developers who still need access to the company’s data. First, the company effectively killed most of its third-party customers in January before quietly updating its terms to reflect the change. It then announced in February that it would end free API access, but postponed the transition after widespread backlash, while promising that a new read-only version of the free tier would still be available for “testing” purposes. (The old version of the free API was completely retired in April, but Twitter re-enabled it for emergency services in May.) The platform added a $5,000 pro version today. Prior to that, we rolled out the first three tiers of our new API (Free, Basic, and Enterprise) in March. layer. However, it remains to be seen how effectively the company will be able to lure new customers, especially small businesses, to its expensive new plans, as it has already alienated many developers who once relied on its platform. do not have.