In August of last year Twitter announced changes to their API (Application Programming Interface – the system that allows people like us to talk to Twitter and pull out your latest tweets, mentions etc. and display them on your website).
The gist of the announcement is that Twitter are making changes to the way we are allowed to interact with them and that those changes will result in a number of plug-ins and scripts that display tweets on websites ceasing to work.
These changes are now all but complete and last week we saw the first trials of the API switchover, which resulted in temporary downtime for some of our clients’ website twitter feeds. These will become more regular over the course of the next few weeks before ceasing to work entirely some time towards the end of March.
The Azure team are looking at ways of minimising the impact of the Twitter changes by updating all affected clients together. If your website displays information from your Twitter account please get in touch as soon as possible to talk about what we can do to minimise disruption in advance of the changeover.