Twitter Discontinues Twitter for Mac App

Twitter today announced that it plans to stop supporting the Twitter for Mac app in order to focus its attention on a "great Twitter experience that's consistent across all platforms.

Starting today, the Twitter for Mac app is no longer available for download, and in 30 days, Twitter plans to stop supporting it all together.


Twitter says to get a "full Twitter experience on Mac," customers should visit Twitter on the web.


Twitter for Mac has never never received a lot of attention from Twitter. In 2015, the company announced plans to refocus its efforts on building new features into its Mac app after providing only sporadic updates over the last several years, but even after adding new features, the app was largely unpopular with Twitter users, earning only 1 and a half stars out of five in the App Store.


In recent months, Twitter has also been streamlining its apps. The discontinuation of the official Mac app follows Twitter's decision to remove the Twitter for Apple Watch app last September.

Twitter for Mac users who are looking for a desktop app experience rather than a web interface can use a third-party app such as Tweetbot or Twitterrific.


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22 weeks ago
Twitter is a waste of time. It's a place for people to act on instinct rather than a deeper reflection.
Rating: 37 Votes
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22 weeks ago
Understandable, when the likes of Tweetbot do a much better job.
Rating: 11 Votes
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22 weeks ago
Crap.

I don't want to spend $20 for a different Twitter app.
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22 weeks ago

The new app better be in chronological order like this one is!!

The algorithm is HORRIBLE. No one likes it.

I love using the twitter mac app on my computer because everything is in chronological order, just how twitter is supposed to be, and unlike how it is on the IOS app.


Pleaseeeeeee stay in chronological order!!!

Is tweetbot in chronological order? I only want to use a twitter app that doesnt run on horrible algorithms!

Thanks


What new App? They discontinued it
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22 weeks ago
Obviously twitter wanted access to some personal information on the device that they are prevented from gathering on IOS devices.
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22 weeks ago
Good riddance.
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22 weeks ago
I didn't know it existed
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22 weeks ago
If they kill off all 3rd party apps at some point, that'll be when I finally am done with Twitter.
Their website experience is atrocious
Rating: 5 Votes
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22 weeks ago
Glad Apple is working to unify the iOS and Mac app environments (not the OSs). Too many app are iPhone only because the companies don't see it worthwhile to deal with the very different Mac dev environment. Devs are already forced to do their layouts in a very flexible manner due to the different iOS screen sizes, so sticking the same app on macOS should work in most cases.
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22 weeks ago
The new app better be in chronological order like this one is!!

The algorithm is HORRIBLE. No one likes it.

I love using the twitter mac app on my computer because everything is in chronological order, just how twitter is supposed to be, and unlike how it is on the IOS app.


Pleaseeeeeee stay in chronological order!!!

Is tweetbot in chronological order? I only want to use a twitter app that doesnt run on horrible algorithms!

Thanks
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