It appears that Elon Musk is getting closer to fulfilling his promise to open-source Twitter’s code. At least a portion of it. On March 31, the CEO of Twitter announced in a post on the social media platform that the code that is used to recommend tweets will be made open-source. Musk gave no different insights regarding how that will function or explicitly when on that date the code will be given.
Twitter will open source all code used to recommend tweets on March 31st
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 17, 2023
Since Musk has been teasing and promising to open-source Twitter’s code for some time, it will be interesting to see how the company reacts if it does so. In February, the CEO had already stated that it would be made available, but that never happened. When it did, Musk also said to “prepare to be disappointed.”
Prepare to be disappointed at first when our algorithm is made open source next week, but it will improve rapidly!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 21, 2023
Twitter possibly opening up its code comes two or three months after the organization prohibited outsider applications like Tweetbot and Twitterrific. Before long, the organization declared that it would begin charging for admittance to its Programming interface, saying that “throughout the long term, a huge number of individuals have sent north of a trillion tweets, with billions more consistently. Twitter information is among the world’s most remarkable informational indexes. We’re focused on empowering quick and exhaustive access so you can keep on working with us.”
In any case, we’re hanging tight for that Programming interface that intends to send off. Twitter reported the postponement about a month prior, saying that “there has been a massive measure of excitement for the impending changes with Twitter Programming interface. As a feature of our endeavors to make an ideal encounter for the designer’s local area, we will defer the send-off of our new Programming interface stage by a couple of additional days.” An entire month has gone by without the arrival of the program.