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, indicated that it hopes to give more details about these developments next week.
“Twitter’s data is among the most powerful in the world. We are committed to providing fast and comprehensive access so you can continue building with us.”, pointed out the company in a series of messages from the account of its development team.
Since Elon Musk took over the social network, Twitter He has sought new ways to earn money, especially to compensate for the drop in advertising that has occurred as a reaction to the controversial management by the tycoon.
API’s Twitterwhich until now was offered in a free and paid version, is used by thousands of external developers for a multitude of purposes, from the creation of alternative applications to access the platform to research on hate speech, going through all kinds of services based in information that is published on the social network.