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May 3, 2013

Twitter – API v1 Retirement Date Extended to June 11, 2013

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Twitter’s Version 1 of the API, which many clients use to pull and display information from Twitter, will have its retirement extended by over a month due to additional testing. Twitter original date of May 7th, in conjunction with the shutting down of TweetDeck apps for Android and the desktop, put the API discussion at the top of many user’s minds. When the v1 API is finally laid-to-rest, older clients that have stuck with it will cease to work and need to either move to v1.1 or shut down. Luckily, most of your popular clients in the Play Store have made the move to be compliant.
Twitter will be conducting additional “blackout” tests on the v1 API to make sure everything is running smoothly and ready to go with v1.1.
Not forgetting that, developers and users alike with clients using v1 may see additional problems such as loading or searching errors iin the client.

@episod Taylor Singletary

Posted on Fri, 2013-05-03 10:08

We’re extending the API v1 retirement date from May 7, 2013 to June 11, 2013, in order to accommodate additional blackout testing.

You can find a recap of what to expect on the final retirement date here. We’ll announce the date and time of the next blackout test from @twitterapi soon.

If you have any questions about the retirement of REST API v1, legacy widgets, or the discontinuation of “basic auth” support in the Streaming API, please ask them in this forum.

Thanks everyone!

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