The new API includes three levels of access: basic (which is free), advanced, and custom. Previously, the Twitter API was divided into three different platforms, which required developers to transfer APIs as their product grew. This transfer will not be necessary in the new system, says the blog post.
Another new feature are three new product songs. Most developers will use the standard song, Twitter said, including “those who are just starting out, building something for fun, for a good cause, and to learn or teach.”
The update is indeed a different approach from what Twitter has done to third-party developers in the past, similar to the 2018 transition to ultimate support for developer tools. It is not yet clear whether developers will regain the ability to send notifications and refresh user feeds. But Twitter seems committed to keeping the API more developer-friendly in the future – it has even created two pathways for third-party developers to learn what’s next for the Twitter API: its Guide to the Future and a public roadmap.