Social community X, previously Twitter, made adjustments to its API pricing in March, making it costly for builders to make functions with the platform’s information. Now, the corporate is saying new adjustments that might retire among the legacy API endpoints — a transfer that would once more bump up prices for builders, particularly enterprise purchasers.
The corporate stated in a put up this week that it’s discontinuing among the endpoints whereas migrating others to the brand new v2 API.
“As a part of our ongoing effort to modernize and remodel our API platform, we’re deprecating a few of our v1.1 endpoints and asking you emigrate to the v2 equivalents. These deprecations will enable us to proceed constructing assist for the newest X options with our v2 API,” the corporate stated.
X additionally stated that it’s retiring the legacy Important and Elevated tiers, and prospects utilizing them might want to transfer to any of the brand new tiers.
“As well as, we are going to retire legacy v2 entry tiers together with Important and Elevated (for individuals who nonetheless have them) inside the subsequent 30 days. To take care of entry to our v2 API, please log into your developer account and enroll in Free, Primary, Professional, or Enterprise. Please attain out to our developer assist as wanted,” it famous.
Builders TechCrunch talked to stated that sure calls with v1.1 API endpoints didn’t rely towards the month-to-month quota for enterprise prospects. However with X’s newest replace, these calls — equivalent to retrieving tweets — will rely towards the month-to-month restrict. The social community’s enterprise plans value $42,000, $125,000 and $210,000 per 30 days with 50 million, 100 million and 200 million tweet limits respectively. Moreover, the corporate is sunsetting options like consumer search.
This 12 months, X has already ostracized builders by blocking third-party apps and altering its API construction drastically. The brand new adjustments are aimed toward driving high-value prospects to pay extra for greater tiers of entry.
The corporate, which goes via rebranding throughout the board, additionally introduced this week that it’s going to change the best way information hyperlinks present up and the platform by hiding headlines and abstract textual content from the put up.