Twitter has introduced a new API tier called Twitter API Pro, designed specifically for startups.
Priced at $5,000 per month, this tier offers developers the ability to fetch 1 million tweets and post 300,000 tweets each month.
It also provides access to the full archive search endpoint.
The announcement of these new pricing tiers came after Twitter’s decision to discontinue its free API tier, although it did offer limited free access of 1,500 tweets per month for content provider bots.
Positioned between the basic tier priced at $100 per month and the enterprise tier priced at $42,000 per month, the Twitter API Pro tier aims to cater to startups that are in the process of scaling their business.
Some developers and founders expressed the need for a middle tier between the basic and enterprise options, as the latter may be unaffordable for startups with limited budgets.
Overall, while the Twitter API Pro tier offers enhanced capabilities for startups, the cost involved may still pose challenges for those seeking more affordable options to support their ventures on the platform.