Premium v1.1

Our premium APIs offer scalable access to Twitter data for those looking to grow, experiment, and innovate. The premium APIs give developers access to enterprise quality features such as improved search functionality and webhook based account activity quickly, to continue building and growing usage over time. 

To make it easy for you to adjust your use as your needs evolve, our premium APIs include flexible month-to-month contracts and scaled tiers of access based on the number of requests. To ensure it’s easy to get started, our premium APIs include limited access within a free sandbox.

Please note:

Elevated Access in v2 is required for access to our Premium APIs. View our Twitter API access levels and versions table for more.

Available endpoints

Search Tweets API: 30 day and Full-archive

The premium Search Tweets offering provides access to the past 30 days of Twitter data or to the full history of Twitter data dependent on the endpoint selected.

These endpoints provide functionality beyond what’s available in our standard search endpoint, including:

  • More Tweets per request
  • Higher rate limits
  • A counts endpoint that returns time-series counts of Tweets (only available at paid tiers)
  • More complex querying tools
  • Metadata enrichments, such as expanded URLs and improved profile geo information

Account Activity API

The premium Account Activity API allows developers to subscribe to real-time delivery of an account’s activities. This webhook API delivers the full set of activities related to an account including Tweets,
 @mentions, Replies, Retweets
, Quote Tweets
, Retweets of Quoted Tweets
, Likes, Direct Messages Sent
, Direct Messages Received
, Follows
, Blocks
, Mutes
, Typing indicators
 and Read receipts

Important concepts

Developer portal and dev environments

You will need to use our developer portal to set up your integration with the premium APIs. From this portal, you can set up a project and developer App, which you will use to generate the authentication credentials that you will use when making requests to the endpoints. You will also need to set up your dev environments before you can start using any premium endpoints.


We’ve added metadata to the response payload of the premium APIs for developers who are using a paid tier. Learn more about expanded URLs, poll data, and profile geo by visiting our enrichments section.

Advanced filtering tools

The Premium Search API makes available an advanced set of operators that are not available with the standard search endpoint. Many of these operators are available to the free sandbox users, but you will get a more robust set of operators if you are using a paid tier. Learn more by visiting our rules and filters section.


Migrate to Twitter API v2

Interested in migrating your current integration to the new version of the Twitter API? Check out our migration hub for resources that will help you move to the Twitter API v2. You can also access migration guides for each endpoint listed in the new v2 endpoint sections.

Need help?

Check out our support section or premium forum category to ask a question, share a project, or engage with the community.