Top Twitter and Twitter-related APIs

Use the Twitter APIs in this collection to get tweets and integrate Twitter into your web app.

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Twitter API

Twitter API is an application programming interface that enables you to access, retrieve, and send data in the form of media or text without directly logging into the Twitter application. The components of the API are Users, places, tweets, and entities.

Benefits of Twitter APIs

Protection from Abuse and Manipulation
This API contains restrictions that hinder changes in the API and limit calls. The user initiates these limits and set in place authentication protocols. Such measures prevent unauthorized calls from being made to the API, thus protecting the Twitter application from malice and abuse.

Access to Long-term tweets
Twitter archives old tweets to ensure that there is sufficient space for new ones. However, this application’s search tools are limited and may not allow for retrieving the old tweets. The Twitter API allows you to save all the tweets in a local directory. That way, clients or users can access both old and new tweets when they need to.

Ease of Use
The API has advanced and easy ways of accessing programs that you require to learn, interact, and analyze tweets. The interface is easy to navigate, allowing the user to access essential resources on the application.

How the Twitters APIs work

To get started with the API, you have to create a Twitter developer account and register your application. After registration, you will obtain consumer keys referenced to your application. The Consumer key allows communication between your application and Twitter. Once complete, you permit the API to access your Twitter account and perform user activities.

With the authenticated API, you can manage your user account, create, retweet, edit retweet, respond to tweets, search, or even pull tweets from individual user accounts using the appropriate endpoints. To send or respond to a tweet, you can use the status/update POST endpoint. The media/upload endpoint allows you to upload and share media content. A PUT endpoint enables data updates while the DELETE endpoint removes information from your user account.

Users of the API

The APIs are used by developers while creating applications for their websites or mobile applications. Business owners with huge Twitter following user the APIs to write tweets, respond to tweets, and access their followers’ data on given topics.


The APIs help you compose tweets, respond to many people with ease, and analyze data that can inform your business.

Are there any Free Twitter APIs

The most known free Twitter API is Tagdef, which gives hashtag definitions. Anyone looking into using a Twitter API alternative should consider Zoho or Hootsuite. Zoho is one Twitter API alternative that has a simple to use interface which can be easily modified.

Best Twitter APIs

  1. Tagdef
  2. Botometer Pro
  3. Twitter RSS
  4. Peer Reach
  5. Peer Reach Subscription

Twitter API SDKs

All Twitter APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:

  1. Node.js
  2. PHP
  3. Python
  4. Ruby
  5. Objective-C
  6. Java (Android)
  7. C# (.NET)
  8. cURL

Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.

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