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General Twitter API support

The Twitter API has a ton of functionality. Here we answer frequently asked questions about the Twitter API.


Getting started

What is the Twitter API?

The Twitter API enables programmatic access to Twitter in unique and advanced ways. Use it to analyze, learn from, and interact with Tweets, Direct Messages, users, and other key Twitter resources. Every day, developers across the world work with the Twitter API to create, study, and improve the public conversation happening on Twitter.

Who is using the Twitter API?

There are thousands of developers using the Twitter API, including but not limted to, commercial Twitter partners, academic researchers, publishers, bot developers and students. Review some example use cases and case studies.

How can I get started as a Twitter developer?

The Twitter developer platform getting started guide, and fundamentals section of the technical documentation is a great place for all developers to start becoming familiar with the set up and components of the platform.

You will need a developer account to build with the Twitter API. This gives you access to the Twitter developer portal: a set of self-serve tools that you can use to set up your Twitter API access through Projects and Twitter Apps. 

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Getting connected

How can I join the Twitter developer community?

There are many ways to participate in the Twitter developer community, such as attending an event, connecting with a developer group in your area, joining the conversation on the community forums.  

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How can I participate in the Twitter developer community?

We encourage you to join the conversation by posting topics and engaging in conversations on our community forum. Review the community forum guidelines. Twitter employees are also there to moderate.

The Twitter developer community has built many open sourced tools to help others, if you have something to share we would encourage you to post to our Libraries & SDKs forum.

Read more about our Twitter Developer Insider Program launch, and review the eligibility requirements


Getting support

Where can I get support while building with the Twitter API?

Where can I share feature requests, or other feedback for the Twitter API?

If you have feature requests or feedback, please submit these through the Twitter Developer Platform Feedback Form. Review the product roadmap for upcoming plans.