Twitter has announced that it is giving third party developers more access to reverse chronological home timeline. In an update, Twitter said that the feature is now available on the Twitter application programming interface (API) v2.
Twitter API v2 is an interface which is used by developers to retrieve data from the platform, the company said.
“Twitter API v2 to enable you to retrieve the most recent Tweets and Retweets posted by the authenticated user and the accounts they follow. We know this functionality is important to numerous developer use-cases and we will continue to prioritise innovation and functionality that allow you to build with the core elements of the Twitter experience,” it said.
With this, Twitter clarifies that it attempts to make changes with the developers after years of making new features limited to its first-party app.
“This functionality is important to numerous developer use-cases and we will continue to prioritise innovation and functionality that allows you to build with the core elements of the Twitter experience,” the microblogging platform said in a blogpost.
For third-party clients like Tweetbot, this endpoint or feature is much appreciated.
“The increased rate and pagination Tweet limits of v2 are going to be a noticeable benefit for our users. Given how crucial this call is, it really underscores Twitter’s continuing commitment to modernising their API,” said Paul Haddad, a Tweetbot developer.
Developers building with the Twitter API v2 can immediately start using the new endpoint while building, said Twitter.
“Using Tweet annotations and reverse chronological home timeline, you can build an application that shows you many Tweets per top topic you have in your home timeline based on each Tweet’s annotations,” the company said.