Successfully Apply to access Twitter APIs

As of July 2018, you must now apply for a Twitter developer account and be approved before you can create any new apps. All new developers must apply for a developer account to access Twitter APIs. Once approved, you can begin to use Twitters standard APIs and new premium APIs.

We found applying for personal access with our script is the most straightforward approach. We do have a 90% success rate although access is not guaranteed and it is down to the individual’s app purposes, so we are not responsible for application rejections.

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If your application fails, as of July 2019 there is no method to re-apply for access.

Firstly your account must have a valid phone number and verify it prior to applying for developer access.

Secondly, choose ‘I am requesting access from my own personal use’, then fill out all the details about yourself and the purpose of your app. (See below)

The main point is to open and honest, but the app you intend to build must sit within Twitter’s policies (Read the Restricted Use Cases)

*Additionally, your product, service, or analysis should not be used to provide Twitter content or derived information available to government entities

Updated July 2019

  1. Go to Create an app on the Twitter Developer site. You may need to login normally using your Twitter username and password.
  2. Click “Create an app”.
  3. Follow the instructions, select your primary reason for using Twitter developer tools (We chose “Making a Bot”)
  4. Fill out the required information (this is just one of the steps).
  5. Agree to the Terms


Answer each question even if the answer is “not applicable”. For example: “My solution will not…”

We find the text below works because it is simple and clear, but do change it to meet your own requirements, and be sure it is easy to read and understand.


In Your Words

“I plan to use app to interact with others and tweet information regarding my interests, share articles to my friends and followers. I want to enhance the twitter experience for my followers and make it more engaging”

The Specifics

We described the function under the specifics and ticked “No” for everything else

“We will automate some automated replies such as “thank yous”, and some automated retweets, within rules”

After that, you receive a summary of your submission


Submit and Confirm your email, sit back and Wait!

A little later you may receive confirmation that the application was approved (or Not)

You may receive an email asking for more info. Just stick to your guns but ensure what you are replying is within the Twitter Automation rules.

This is what we replied:

We waited another little while….then


Good Luck we hope this Helps!



Successfully Apply to access Twitter APIs
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Leave a Comment

    • Lexi
    • June 18, 2019

    What do you do when your account has been denied but you need the API key to embed the timeline on your company website homepage?

    • Anton de Witt
    • May 17, 2019

    Hello, your post sounds quite optimistic, but it seems that Twitter is gradually tightening its policies. The restricted use cases are not very informative, and of course Twitter will never give a reason why they decline an application. So I would really appreciate if you could reiterate your test and give some more precise info about what to write and what not to write.

    • Reply

      I had another account approved this morning. It’s by far easier to fill out the questionnaire now. I used the same script but only one part of it due to they new layout of questions. I was able to set the no option to all the questions except one. I will however need to update this blog to reflect the changes in the application process

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