Twitter isn’t going to shut off applications that it doesn’t like, but it will restrict their access to new users.
The company today issued a detailed guide to coming changes to its platform, including lower rate limits and authentication and certification requirements.
Most importantly, Twitter said it will require large applications to get direct approval, or else.
But this punishment is hardly immediate: Twitter won’t enforce its crackdown until an app doubles its user base.
Going forward, applications that have more than 100,000 users will have to work directly with Twitter. Those that already have more than 100,000 user tokens can only grow to 200 percent of their current size before they will be limited.