Monday, December 4, 2023

They restore the previous version of TweetDeck and free access to its API

The original version of the content management platform of Twitter, TweetDeckand free access to its API have once again become available to users without notice.

After registering a series of failures in TweetDeck, the social network owned Elon Musk announced last week the implementation of an “improved” version of this tool, as well as that it would become a feature of Twitter Blue in August. With this, the original version of TweetDeck stopped working to make way for the new one.

Likewise, free access to its API ceased to be available in February of this year, when the company indicated that users would no longer be able to use both versions v2 and v1.1 of the Twitter API for free, offering in instead a basic level of payment.

Now, just a few days after the switch to the new version of TweetDeck, the original version is once again available to users and, in addition, the free API access.

As for TweetDeck, access to the previous version has been restored. To do this, users can make the change from the account settings, where they only have to select the option “go back to the previous version of TweetDeck”, in the ‘TweetDeck version’ tab, as they have verified. Europe Press.

Also, when making the change, the ‘app’ specifies that, in case of going back to the previous version, users can go back to the new version at any time. Likewise, the option to permanently exit the new TweetDeck is also offered.

Regarding the API, the developer of the ‘app’ of Twitter Harpy, Roberto Doering, has commented through a post on GitHub that “for the moment” Harpy is working by using the legacy API v1 of Twitter.

Specifically, he explained that the user profile has been updated to “use the old API v1, instead of the API v2 that is not free, so that the profiles work again.” However, Doering has also pointed out that this change “does not mean that Harpy will be maintained again” since, as he has pointed out, “Twitter will most likely close access to its legacy API again soon.”


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