Twitter's Updating its Limits on Third-Party Usage, Which Could Impact Social Management Platforms

Andrew Hutchinson | March 20, 2019

Twitter's Updating its Limits on Third-Party Usage, Which Could Impact Social Management Platforms
Changes are afoot for third-party Twitter management tools.Following on from Twitter's decision to revoke access for a range of well-known third-party tweet management platforms back in February, the platform has now announced a new review of its API usage regulations, which could see another raft of Twitter tools lose functionality. Today we are previewing changes to two of the most commonly used Twitter standard API endpoints – user and mentions timeline. Specifically, we will begin limiting total GET requests to the v1.1 /statuses/mentions_timeline and /statuses/user_timeline endpoints to 100,000 requests per day as of June 19, 2019. In non-technical terms, this means that apps which send more than 100,000 API requests per day - so highly used third-party tools - will now need to justify why they need that level of access. If the developer can explain that their usage is for research purposes, they'll be able to keep using the API as always, but if they're primarily using this access to serve business customers, then they'll need to pay more for the privilege.

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