Twitter quietly updated its developer rules Prohibiting the Development or Use of Third-Party ClientsAfter blocking access to the application on social networks began to report.
in their new guidelines, Twitter details whether its API or the content of the platform cannot be used for “Create or attempt to create an alternative to the Twitter application or a similar product or service,
The new rules were last updated on Thursday, Jan. 19, and this change comes in the “Twitter Application” section, which addresses how the products will be handled Services, applications, websites/pages, platforms and other company offerings are provided through the Twitter domain and its mobile apps.
Twitter API causing applications to crash
Let us tell you that from January 12, many popular Twitter clients, such as tweet bots why Twitter They could not communicate with the platform. Unlike other opportunities, developers had no reports from the social network Regarding whether this was a problem or an adjustment.
A few days later, the platform’s developer account, Twitter Dev, revealed that the problem was “due to”.Enforcing API Rules“, and can cause Some applications will not work properly.
Twitter is enforcing its long-standing API rules. That may result in some apps not working.
— Twitter Dev (@TwitterDev) January 17, 2023
According to ledge motivation for the rule change and client, ban will likely be financial, primarily because Twitter does not serve ads through its API, and as a result, No ads are displayed in third-party apps which reduces your earning potential.
Also, it doesn’t help May not be of interest to those using third-party clients in the Twitter Blue service, which adds features to the official app.
from social networks for now No official position or explanation has been given Neither via the main Twitter account, the developers, or Musk himself, about this change.