Twitter announces new API pricing, posing a challenge for small developers

Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge

Twitter has formally announced its revamped API tiers a month and a half after new CEO Elon Musk promised a big shake up of the system. In a thread, the company’s official developer account listed three tiers — free, basic, and enterprise — and provided some details on their prices and read and write limits. It also linked to signup pages, which offer links to get started with the first two tiers, and to express an interest in the third.

The company says older tiers will be depreciated “over the next 30 days.” Here’s a short summary of the three replacements (which can also be found on Twitter’s website):

Free — Write-only access with the ability to post 1,500 tweets per month at no cost.
Basic — A $100 per month subscription for…

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