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Twitter is opening up its full archive to the broader developer community

Twitter is opening up its full archive to the broader developer community
From TechCrunch - February 1, 2018

Twitter today is launching a new premium product for developers that will provide access to the full Twitter archivegoing all the way back to the first tweet from Twitter CEO @Jack (Jack Dorsey) in 2006. Previously, this level of access was only available to enterprise API customers, but its now being made available to the wider developer community.

Until today, non-enterprise customers could only choose from the standard (public) API that provides access to the last 7 days of tweets, or the more recently launched Premium API (the Search Tweets API) that goes back 30 days.

This new premium API endpoint, called Full-archive Search, will offer all tweets from all time.

Twitter says it works similarly to the 30-day endpoint in that it offers features like the ability to pull more tweets per request than the standard API, and supports more complex queries, higher rate limits, and other advanced features.

Customers will also gain access to the premium account dashboard when they sign up for the Full-archive Search API, so they can monitor usage, manage billing and invite teammates to collaborate.

The addition of Full-archive Search could spur the development of a whole host of new Twitter applications for businesses, brands, or even consumers.

With access to Twitters history, businesses could learn how consumer sentiment has changed over time or what people have been saying worldwide about their products and services for more than a decade, for example. But it could also allow for new tools to surface historical tweets in an easier fashion than Twitters own advanced search features do today.

Twitter will allow developers to experiment with the new API in a free sandbox environment where they can test things out with up to 50 requests per month. Then, when theyre ready to commit to paying, various subscription packages are available starting at $99 per month.

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