Twitter launches lower-cost subscription access to its data through new Premium APIs

Twitter launches lower-cost subscription access to its data through new Premium APIs

Twitter said it would offer free APIs for testing ideas, self-serve access, as well as paid access for increased functionality, in addition to its enterprise APIs. The new products are called Twitter Premium APIs, and they’re designed to offer expanded access to Twitter data beyond what’s currently available in the free APIs. It will later include an additional endpoint that will enable access to the full history of Twitter data, back to the first tweet. The new Search endpoints will offer a number of advantages over free access, including more tweets per request, higher rate limits, a counts endpoint that returns time-series counts of tweets more complex queries, and metadata enrichments, like expanded URLs and improved profile geo information, says Twitter. The Search Tweets API is the first of several premium APIs to launch, with others rolling out over the weeks and months ahead. In addition, Twitter is launching a new self-serve developer portal designed to offer more transparent access to developers’ data usage. They’ll also be able to manage their subscriptions and payments here. The ability to pay for expanded access is something Twitter’s developer community has demanded for years, and seemed an obvious step for Twitter in terms of growing its revenue. Those bad vibes may still leave their mark on the potential for these new products, as developers may be uncertain about investing time and energy on building on the back of Twitter, given its capriciousness in the past. Developers can stay tuned into this and other API news and information via Twitter’s public roadmap, forum and new developer resource center containing documentation and guidance.

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Twitter tried to mend its relationship with developers earlier this year with the launch of a new API platform which focused on streamlining APIs and the promise of additional tiers of access. Twitter said it would offer free APIs for testing ideas, self-serve access, as well as paid access for increased functionality, in addition to its enterprise APIs. Today, Twitter is delivering on its plans to offer developers paid APIs that are a step down from the needs of enterprise-scale businesses.

The new products are called Twitter Premium APIs, and they’re designed to offer expanded access to Twitter data beyond what’s currently available in the free APIs. This includes things like more tweets per request, higher rate limits, and more complex queries.

The pricing for the premium APIs ranges from $149/month to $2499/month, based on the level of access needed.

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The first premium offering, the Search Tweets API, is launching today into public beta.

This will give developers the ability to access the past 30 days of Twitter data. It will later include an additional endpoint that will enable access to the full history of Twitter data, back to the first tweet.

The new Search endpoints will offer a number of advantages over free access, including more tweets per request, higher rate limits, a counts endpoint that returns time-series counts of tweets
more complex queries, and metadata…

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