Elon Musk’s company Twitter has introduced a new API (Application Programming Interface) tier for startups called ‘Twitter API Pro’ that costs $5,000 per month.
Developers will be able to fetch one million tweets per month, post three million tweets per month, and have access to the full archive search endpoint with the tier.
“Today we are launching our new access tier, Twitter API Pro,” said Twitter Dev on Thursday, IANS reported.
“Experiment, build, and scale your business with 1M Tweets per month, including our powerful real-time Filtered/Stream and Full Archive Search endpoints,” the company says.
On Twitter, several users voiced their opinions about this development.
“That’s cool, but you already killed most Twitter apps by now. And 5K is still too much for most of us. A 1K plan could make sense… but then again it’s too late,” a user commented.
“5k is like half of our monthly budget as a startup… quite out of touch pricing,” another user said.
Moreover, one more user mentioned, “No developer will ever trust Twitter again”.
In March, Twitter launched its new paid API platform with free, basic, and enterprise access tiers.
These three levels include a basic ‘free’ level primarily intended for content posting bots, a $100 per month ‘basic’ level, and an expensive ‘enterprise’ level.