At its Twitter Flight developer conference, Twitter today announced plans for a redesigned and updated Twitter for Mac client, reports TechCrunch. The new Twitter for Mac app will include support for several newer Twitter features such as in-line Vine, video, and GIF playback, group Direct Messages, photo Direct Messages, and in-line replies.

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The app, which will be optimized for El Capitan, will show interaction highlights within the OS X Notification Center, and it has a built-in dark mode for users who prefer a darker interface.


Twitter for Mac has never been a focal point for Twitter, and the app has often gone for months without updates and new feature additions. From June of 2011 to April of 2013 it received zero updates, and in 2014 and 2015, it's only been updated twice. With the revamped version, it's possible Twitter plans to invest more of its resources into the Mac app to allow it to better compete with third-party products like Tweetbot.

Twitter plans to release its updated Mac app in a few months, with no concrete launch date set at the current time.

Top Rated Comments

BigBag Avatar
77 months ago
Until they add synched bookmarking between devices, I'll stick with Tweetbot. I seriously don't understand why that feature isn't a priority for Twitter. Why should I have to re-read old tweets just because I switch from Mac to phone, or phone to pad. Makes no sense.
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MikhailT Avatar
77 months ago
Why make an app for a web page? Does it do anything that twitter.com doesn't?
Without actually having access to their app, we don't know their app is better. Twitter simply can't build proper native apps.

Tweetbot is so much better;

1. It is very responsive with scrolling no matter how much tweets you go through, something that can't be done well in web browsers as it starts to get unstable the more data you load.
2. It can sync your timeline with TweetMarker or iCloud, so when you switch devices, you will see where you were at before.
3. Keyboard shortcut is easier in native apps, you can customize it and do things faster or automate with other apps.
4. You can have multiple columns instead of one column only on the website, I have 3-4 lists that is shown in columns next to my main timeline. (Tweetdeck does this too)
5. You can sign into multiple accounts.
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stukdog Avatar
77 months ago
Looks nice...and really familiar.....
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Slix Avatar
77 months ago
It's about time. I never even bothered to download the Mac app because it wasn't updated to the point that the iOS app and the web version. Maybe now I will once this gets released.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Paradoxally Avatar
77 months ago
Tapbots needs to pull a Taylor Swift and sue Twitter for ripping off their design.

Seriously, why does every flat design UI look the same nowadays? Zero creativity. Exhibit A:

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xmichaelp Avatar
77 months ago
Tapbots needs to pull a Taylor Swift and sue Twitter for ripping off their design.

Seriously, why does every flat design UI look the same nowadays? Zero creativity. Exhibit A:

Because they're all using the iOS template. I like it, makes things consistent.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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