Twitter Opens Up Its Data to Startups for $5,000 a Month

Twitter Opens Up Its Data to Startups for $5,000 a Month

However, the steep price of $5,000 per month for companies seeking to “experiment, build, and scale their business” creates a significant gap between the Pro plan and the next tier down, the $100 per month basic plan. The basic plan offers only a fraction of the access provided by the Pro plan, leaving small businesses with a dilemma: choose a level that may not meet their needs for the monthly fee of $100 or opt for the expensive $5,000 plan that may exceed the budgets of many startups.

Some users expressed their disappointment, stating that the limits imposed by the Pro plan were too restrictive given the price. In response to Twitter’s announcement, Maxime Dupré, the developer of Birdy, commented, “That’s cool, but you already killed most Twitter apps by now. And $5K is still too much for most of us. A $1K plan could make sense… but then again it’s too late.” The pricing structure also appears unfavorable for researchers, who have been facing high costs for accessing the platform’s data.