Elon Musk on Sunday said that the microblogging platform will enable a free write-only Application Programming Interface (API) for bots providing good content.

“Responding to feedback, Twitter will enable a light, write-only API for bots providing good content that is free,” he tweeted.

Last week, Twitter announced that it will stop offering free access to its API from February 9 and instead launch a paid version.

The Twitter Developer account announced in a series of tweets that the company will be discontinuing support for both the legacy v1.1 and the new v2 of its Twitter APIs.

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“Starting February 9, we will no longer support free access to the Twitter API, both v2 and v1.1. A paid basic tier will be available instead,” the Twitter Developer account tweeted.

“Over the years, hundreds of millions of people have sent over a trillion tweets, with billions more every week,” it added.

Meanwhile, Twitter has told businesses to pay $1,000 per month for retaining gold badges and brands and organisations which do not pay the money will lose their checkmarks.

The Elon Musk-run company, which is busy monetizing its platform through various means, will also charge an extra $50 per month to add badges to each account affiliated with the brand, reports The Information.

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