Twitter API

Tap into what's happening

Use the Twitter API to Listen to and analyze the public conversation, engage with people on Twitter, and innovate.

Early access

Twitter API v2

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.

Twitter API v1.1


Our free, standard APIs are great for getting started, testing an integration, validating a concept, or creating solutions that complement what you can create with premium and enterprise products. Examples include posting content to Twitter and getting data not available in high volumes.


Our premium APIs offer scalable access to Twitter data for those looking to grow, experiment, and innovate. When the standard API doesn't offer the amount of data necessary, upgrading to premium allows you to continue building and growing. Test in the free sandbox and then upgrade to month-to-month access.


Our enterprise APIs offer the highest level of access and reliability to those who depend on Twitter data. Perfect as you scale beyond premium and need more reliable access, custom tailored packages, or annual contracts. Enterprise API access comes with dedicated account managers and technical support.

v1.1 subscription levels



Publish and engage

Search Tweets: 7-days

Search Tweets: 30-days

Search Tweets: Full-archive

Batch Tweets

Direct Messages