Even $42,000-a-month app creators lose Twitter API access 2023

As a result of Twitter’s announcement that it would no longer provide free API access, some third-party developers were forced to deactivate the amusing programs they had created in their spare time.

Last week, when Twitter released the pricing for its paid API tiers, many independent developers announced they would have to discontinue their applications for the platform. Even developers who had created services that generated hundreds to thousands of dollars per month would be shut out by Twitter’s new API subscription tiers.

Developers question Twitter’s third-party app ecosystem’s future under Elon Musk.

Twitter announces new API with only free, basic and enterprise levels

Now, the company owned by Elon Musk appears to have shut off API access for even some of the largest Twitter-based applications, including some that were willing to pay the new fees, which begin at $42,000 per month.

Several tech founders discovered early Tuesday morning that Twitter had blocked their apps’ access to the Twitter API. Twitter stated a week ago that it would “deprecate current access” to the former free Twitter API day plans within the next thirty days. However, the decision to suspend API access today surprised many.

The few developers who actually consented to pay Twitter tens of thousands of dollars per month may be the most astonished.

“Tweet Hunter has been suspended from Twitter,” tweeted the proprietor of TweetHunter.io, a web application for creating Twitter content. “There are 5,426 Twitter power users affected. No warning, no email, nada. We do not know why.”

Enterprise plan registrants who were on the waiting list were eliminated.
According to these developers, Twitter has not even responded to their request to upgrade to its new Enterprise plans. This change utterly destabilizes their app.

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