How to add your own Twitter/X API key
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Written by Laila
Updated over a week ago

Due to Twitter's changes, to use Twitter/X with Simplified you need to bring your own API Key.

This will apply to both new and old connections. So if you're connecting a Twitter account for the first time, or if you already publish on Twitter via Simplified, you'll need to follow the steps in this article.

Here's how to set it up.

First Step: create a Twitter Developer account

If you don't have a Twitter Developer account, you need to set one up. (Don't worry it's free - for the most basic one (see note below)* - and it only takes a few minutes)

Go to and sign up for a free account.

Once on this page:

1 - select the Free plan

Click on Free…

2 - click on Sign Up for Free Account

Click on Sign up for Free Account

3 - complete the description, check the boxes, then click Submit.

For the brief description, you can add this or something similar: "Through the use of Twitter's API, I schedule and publish tweets, as well as reply to comments on my tweets. I will use data coming from Twitter's API to display analytics in regard to the performance of my tweets, including impressions, engagement rate, link clicks, and similar metrics."

Click on Describe all of your use cases of Twitter’s data and API:…

You should get access to Twitter's Developer portal immediately.

Second Step: setting up an app + API Keys

On the left side menu of the Developer Portal, click the Products menu, then click the "Twitter API v2" project.

You'll see all features, the number of tweets per month, and an overview of the Free plan. You will be able to publish up to 1500 tweets per month, which covers scheduling and social inbox for most users.

*! note: If you want to enable analytics, posting condition, the best time to post and other advanced features, you will need to upgrade to their Basic plan, which cost $100/month. You can read more about what's included in the different plans here:

Then, on the left side menu of the Developer Portal, click the Projects & Apps menu.

Click on the second project that will appear under Default project (the one that starts with your Twitter account name), on the left side menu.

Under User authentication settings, click the Set up button.

Set up your user authentication as follows:

  • Under App permissions choose Read and write.

Click on Callback URI / Redirect URL (required)

  • Under Website URL you can add a link to your own website.

Click on Callback URI / Redirect URL (required)

  • Then click Save, then Yes.

    Click on Save
Click on Yes

Now, on the top menu, click on Keys and tokens

On Consumer Keys (first option on the Keys and tokens screen), you will see the API Key and Secret section. This is what you need to connect your Twitter account to Simplified.

Click on Consumer Keys

Click on the Regenerate button on the right side.

Click on Regenerate

Confirm by clicking Yes, regenerate.

Click on Yes, regenerate

A window with your API Key and API Key Secret will open. Save these to add to Simplified, then click Yes, I saved them.

💡Hint: Note them down, because they are important! Copy and paste these 2 API keys on a document to add it more easily to Simplified later.

Then, set up your account with Simplified.

Third Step: setting up Twitter with Simplified

Go to Simplified, then go to Social Media.

Click on Publishing on the left side menu, or Schedule Post on the Social Media Home.

Click on Publishing


Click on Schedule Post…

Click on Add Account on the account list (or by clicking on the 3 stacked dots at the end of the upper list)


Click on Add Account

Select Twitter.

Click on Twitter…

Enter your API Key and API Key Secret on the respective fields on this window

Click Authorize with Twitter

That's it!! Your Twitter account is now connected and ready to post!

! note: If you already have a Twitter account connected to Simplified, go to Twitter, revoke the permission, then go back to Simplified and click on Reconnect. Once the authorization window appears, add the API Key and API Key Secret.

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