Twitter is continuing to crack down on abuse on its platform, and to that end, has taken a closer look at its API and those using it.

Third-party developers have historically been able to leverage the Twitter API in order to build apps and other software that work with the social media company.

But now, those who want to access the API will have to undergo a more comprehensive vetting process in hopes of keeping out folks who may want to spam or otherwise abuse Twitter users.

In order to use the API, interested developers will be required to register on Twitter’s developer portal.

At that point, they’ll be asked to provide detailed information on their plans for the API.

Twitter has also noted that should developers send in applications with either insufficient or incomplete data, their app launch could be delayed as Twitter gathers further information.

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