Twitter delays the launch of its paid application programming interface

Twitter delays the launch of its paid application programming interface

The launch of the API of the social network was going to be known on February 9, and it will begin to be paid for once its new version is implemented.

Twitter delays the launch

The company acknowledged that, due to “immense enthusiasm for the upcoming changes” in this ‘software’, it is currently working on “creating an optimal experience for the developer community.”

In this publication shared through its profile for developers of the social network, Twitter did not specify the release date of what will be its new application programming interface (API), whose implementation was expected for Monday, February 13, although he did indicate that he will share “more information in the coming days.”

In mid-January, Twitter clients such as Twitterrific, Tweetbot, and Fenizx announced that they were not receiving a response from the platform due to an alleged error in their API.

Twitter responded that it had modified the rules of use of this “long-standing” interface and although it did not specify what those modifications were, it did indicate that it would introduce a payment API as of February 9.

That same day, the owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, commented that he would establish a fee of $100 per month to use his API, starting on February 13, a subscription that would encourage “ID verification, which will clean things up in a big way.” extent”.

However, due to the great disagreement of the developers concerning this measure, he announced that there would be a free and “light” version of his API “write-only for ‘bots’ that offer good content.”

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