We're rebuilding the Twitter API from the ground up to better support developers as they help the world connect to the public conversation.
Eventually, the Twitter API v2 will fully replace the v1.1 standard, premium, and enterprise APIs. Before that can happen though, we have more to build, which is why we are referring to the current phase as Early Access. It's a chance to get started now and get ahead.
What's available today
Built on a modern API foundation, the new API is easier to use with features like the ability to specify which fields get returned or retrieve more Tweets from a conversation within the same response. It also includes highly requested features missing from the v1.1 endpoints like conversation threading, poll results, topical Tweet annotations, and more.
Today, the Twitter API v2 includes several endpoints and features to make it easier to listen and analyze the public conversation. These endpoints are available on both the Standard and Academic Research product tracks.
Standard: The default product track for most developers, including those building something for fun, for a good cause, to learn or teach.
Academic Research: Academic researchers are one of the largest groups looking to understand what’s happening in the public conversation. Within this track, qualified academic researchers will get increased levels of access to a relevant collection of endpoints, including a new full-archive search endpoint. We’re also providing resources for researchers to make it easier to conduct academic research with the Twitter API.
We have a lot planned for the new API, including functionality to engage with people on Twitter and new access levels and product tracks to make it easier for developers to grow as their needs evolve. To learn more about what's planned, visit the guide to the future of the Twitter API.