Twitter will start charging developers to access its application programming interface

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, pointed out that He hopes to give more details about these developments next week.

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

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

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The Twitter API, which even now offered in free and paid version, is used by thousands of third-party developers for a multitude of purposesfrom the creation of alternative applications to access the platform to research on hate speech, going through all kinds of services based on information published on the social network.

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

Source of data and images: elperiodico

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