Porblem with GET request on esp8266

Hi, I'm a massive beginner with Arduino and I've been following this tutorial to send a GET request and displaying it on the serial monitor.

However upon even copy pasting the same code I get the following error:

getreq:29:15: error: call to 'HTTPClient::begin' declared with attribute error: obsolete API, use ::begin(WiFiClient, url)
29 | http.begin("http://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/users/1"); //Specify request destination
| ~^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ exit status 1
call to 'HTTPClient::begin' declared with attribute error: obsolete API, use ::begin(WiFiClient, url)

Any help would be appreciated.

This is the code if you don't want to follow the link, with SSID and pass removed ofc

#include <ESP8266WiFi.h>
#include <ESP8266HTTPClient.h>
const char* ssid = "yourNetworkName";
const char* password = "yourNetworkPassword";
void setup () {
  WiFi.begin(ssid, password);
  while (WiFi.status() != WL_CONNECTED) {
void loop() {
  if (WiFi.status() == WL_CONNECTED) { //Check WiFi connection status
    HTTPClient http;  //Declare an object of class HTTPClient
    http.begin("http://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/users/1");  //Specify request destination
    int httpCode = http.GET();                                  //Send the request
    if (httpCode > 0) { //Check the returning code
      String payload = http.getString();   //Get the request response payload
      Serial.println(payload);             //Print the response payload
    http.end();   //Close connection
  delay(30000);    //Send a request every 30 seconds

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