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Twitter ran into another problem on Monday as links and images on the service were not accessible and anyone trying to access these services was greeted with the following message: “Your current API plan does not include access to this endpoint, please see https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/twitter-api for more information”.
While the Twitter services seem to be back online for most people globally, some might still be facing the issue and you can expect the issues to continue with APIs for the near future as only about a month back the social media platform paywalled them.
While the move was partially reversed with Musk tweeting that a free “light, write-only” Twitter API will be available for bots providing “good content, the frequent layoffs across the Twitter teams might not indicate a steady development environment.
Twitter had announced that developers would need to pay around $100 per month for a paid basic tier to access Twitter API — both v2 and v1.1 — as free access will be stopped on February 9 (later changed to February 11). The primary reason for this change was that the APIs were being abused by spammers and scammers, and the paywall, alongwith ID verification, might help. However, after facing backlash, Twitter will be offering limited free access to its APIs.
The $100 paywall for Twitter API drew major criticism from users and bot creators, as a majority of these bots are used for various purposes, from entertainment to information.
What to do to resolve the Twitter API error?
If you’re also seeing the “Your current API plan does not include access to this endpoint” error on Twitter, your best bet is to just wait until Twitter gets the affected services back up.
Since, the issue seems to be with Twitter’s API and services, there’s not much that you can do.
Other than waiting, you can also try one of the following methods to quickly resolve temporary bugs, especially if you see that the services are back up for everyone else but you.
- Update the Twitter app.
- Clear Twitter app cache.
- Reinstall the Twitter app.
- Restart your phone.