Twitter V1 API Retirement

Posted on Tuesday, 05 March 2013

Twitter announced the retirement of version 1 of the API earlier this year. Today (March 5th) is the first of several "Black out" tests they will run.


What does this mean for your website?

Twitter API Version 1

Between 5pm and 6pm GMT today any twitter integrations you have on your website that have not been updated to version 1.1 will stop working. If you have any Twitter feeds, buttons or integrations, check to see if they still work. Version 1 will go back online at 6pm. There are other black out tests that will occur before this API is turned off completely.

Part of the reason for this retirement that is planned is due to Twitter withdrawing access to certain information. In most cases your Twitter modules will not need these retired API points.



Not only are Twitter running a black out test on version 1, they are completely withdrawing the @Anywhere integration. This is a permanent change.


What can you do?

Here at Chester Solutions Ltd we can update your site to use Twitter's latest API. If you're existing Twitter integration is not to your liking, or you notice problems with your site during or after the black out let us know, we can help.


Source: Twitter Announcement


  • API: Application Programming Interface - An application programming interface (API) is a protocol intended to be used as an interface by software components to communicate with each other
  • @Anywhere: An easy-to-deploy solution for bringing the Twitter communication platform to your site. Developers used @Anywhere to add Follow Buttons, Hovercards, linkify Twitter usernames, and build deeper integrations with "Connect to Twitter."
Simon Tiplady

About the author:

Simon started learning HTML and Javascript in 2000. The first live business website was launched in 2002 and in the 11 years since then has grown his interest in the internet from a part time hobby, to a full time career.