eli5 what does twitters API becoming paid mean?

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eli5 what does twitters API becoming paid mean?

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It means any 3rd party tools such as alternative apps, or any program that does something on Twitter will have to pay or stop working.

An API is just a set of instructions on how to make your software work with whatever the API is for.

So if I wanted to make a new app that takes the days most googled phrase and searches it on Twitter and finds the most popular tweet, I wouldn’t be allowed to do that without paying.