Twitter has announced that it’s ending support for its Twitter for Mac app, as it removes the app both from the App Store and the web.
I bet you didn’t even know that Twitter had a desktop app for Mac, right? Just like me, you may have even forgotten all about it. Well, whether you knew about it, remember it, or used it up until now, is besides the point. Twitter has announced that it is killing support for the app in about a month’s time. The company has already pulled the app from the Apple App Store and the web.
A Tweet on February 17 said that the app won’t be supported in 30 days, so don’t expect to be using it beyond mid-March 2018. It’s possible that the app won’t be missed anyway, as it received an average score of 1.7 out of 5 on the App Store for its lacklustre support. The app frustrated users, as it has been clear for some time that Twitter hasn’t put much effort into keeping it alive. Twitter even outsourced its updates to an external software house back in 2015.
We're focusing our efforts on a great Twitter experience that's consistent across platforms. So, starting today the Twitter for Mac app will no longer be available for download, and in 30 days will no longer be supported.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) February 16, 2018
[Tweet “Twitter’s Mac app frustrated users, and it’s been clear for some time that the company hasn’t put much effort into keeping it alive.” ]
Just how terrible support really was for the last years, is simply evident from the many months it took some features to reach the desktop app. For example, it took seven months to bring Moments to the app, after it was launched on iOS.
If, for some strange reason, you’re still using the Twitter desktop app, you may want to switch to an alternative ASAP.
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