Following our initial announcement, we’re excited to share that Twitter Developer Labs is now available to all developers! Twitter Developer Labs is a new program to let developers test new API endpoints and share feedback as we build the new generation of the Twitter API.
Since the endpoints we will release in Labs are early previews, they may change before we release them broadly. We encourage you to take that into consideration as you build with them. For example, this might mean they’re not good choices to use in a high scale production application, and might be better for prototyping (if you run multiple versions of your application). When we’re ready to release new versions of any endpoints, we’ll give you advance notice so you have time to make updates. We also intend to support Labs versions for a period of time to ease the transition.
How to try out the next generation of the Twitter API
If you’re interested in participating, here’s what you need to do:
Create a developer account (if you haven’t yet). Access to Labs will require an approved developer account, even if you have an active app created through the former
As soon as your developer account is approved, head over to the Labs section of the developer portal and click Join Labs.
Select Activate next to Tweets and Users, then select an app to connect.
Your feedback shapes the future
Thanks to your early feedback, we were already able to identify and improve areas of our documentation, and we will continue to iterate on other parts of Labs as you share further feedback. Do you like the direction we’re taking? Do you see areas we can improve? Do you have ideas for what we should build next?
We encourage you to share your feedback, and to:
Vote or comment on existing ideas. You can vote and comment on more than one idea. Feel free to share details about specific scenarios you have in mind.
Create a new idea. Your input is key in helping us explore ideas that are not part of our roadmap yet, and can help us prioritize our future efforts.
As always, you can get in touch with us to ask questions or surface issues by joining the Labs category here on Twitter Community or follow @TwitterDev. We hope to hear from you soon, and we can’t wait to see what you will build with Labs.