Slack Retires Integration with X Due to API Changes

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Slack has discontinued its integration with X (formerly Twitter) due to X’s API modifications implemented earlier this year.

According to Slack, the changes made to X’s API had an impact on the integration’s functionality, leading to the decision to retire it.

Rod Garcia, Slack’s VP of software engineering, stated in a statement to The Verge, “Slack’s integration with X relies on access to its API, and changes to that API this spring affected the integration’s functionality and the services it supports.”

Garcia further added that the Twitter app for Slack has been non-functional since X implemented these changes.

We have removed the app from the small set of customer workspaces that still have it installed. For more information, please refer to our update on Slack’s feature retirements page.

Rod Garcia, Slack’s VP

According to Slack’s feature refinements page, the Twitter app for Slack is no longer available due to limitations in the upstream API.

However, X posts will still be displayed if your Slack settings allow it. The page also mentions that the Twitter app has been designated as “retired” since October 19th.

This retirement signifies that Slack’s integration with X is just one of the many useful features that relied on X/Twitter data and has been affected by the changes made under Elon Musk’s ownership.

In January, X banned third-party apps, a decision that my former colleague Mitchell Clark argued shaped the site into what it is today. When asked for comment, X’s press email responded with its standard auto-reply: “Busy now, please check back later.”

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