Following announcing improvements to its API access last month, Twitter has now published an official price sheet and created a sign-up website, allowing interested parties to pay for access.
Currently, there are three categories, labeled Free, Basic, and Enterprise. As you may have predicted, the Free tier is free but comes with a number of restrictions, whereas the Basic tier costs $100 per month. Instead of publishing price information for its Enterprise package, the firm requests that interested parties contact the platform for information about its monthly membership tiers.
Twitter announced and deprecated its new API access levels.
Those interested in the Free tier will now have access to 1 app ID, can send up to 1,500 tweets per month at the app level, and will be subject to a rate limit. Twitter recommends this account to users who solely wish to explore the API or who require write-only access.
This may be an excellent option for someone who requires API access for a bot, however if you divide 1,500 tweets each month by around 50 tweets per day, you’re left with approximately 50 tweets per day. There is, of course, the opportunity to upgrade to the Basic account, which allows access to 2 app IDs and up to 50,000 tweets per month at the app level, as well as 3,000 tweets per user and 10,000 tweets per month on the read limit.
Twitter API cost graph displaying Free, Basic, and Enterprise
As far as the Enterprise tier is concerned, Twitter does not disclose many details, so interested parties will need to contact the business directly to learn about the limitations. In addition, there are presently no plans for students and instructors, although Twitter has indicated that it is considering future options.
Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, has made several changes to the network since acquiring it a year ago, so this is not surprising. On a final note, the firm said that it will discontinue existing plans such as Standard, Essential, Elevated, and Premium within the next 30 days. For a “smooth transition,” it was suggested that subscribers on older tiers switch to the new plans.