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Twitter is officially discontinuing free access to its API and will instead roll out a paid tier

February 3, 2023

Tweeting from its developers’ account, Twitter has now revealed that, as of next Tuesday, February 9th, it will no longer provide developers with free access to its API. Soon, a new, more affordable “basic” tier will be available at a price.

This hopefully comes as no surprise to anyone that has been paying attention with what’s been happening with Twitter lately. Ever since Twitter updated its Developer Agreement making it impossible for third party apps to create what is considered a clone of the Twitter experience, the writing has been on the wall. Twitter loses money when users are not using its own apps.

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