Twitter ends support for its official Mac app

Angelica Greene
February 18, 2018

Twitter finally decides to take down its less-popular app on Apple Mac.

The company says that it is discontinuing the app to focus its "efforts on a great Twitter experience that's consistent across platforms".

Twitter's Mac software has never been great; it's 1.5-star rating in the App Store underscores that fact.

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There really isn't any recourse for now, and Twitter is even endorsing that Mac users access the web version for now. What does Twitter recommend as a replacement? Last September, Twitter made a decision to remove their app from the Apple Watch, as it was presumably not gaining as much user attention as they originally expected. This means that users will have to use the website or services such as Tweetdeck or third-party apps. It makes sense that the app kind of sucked, though - Twitter didn't actually develop it in-house, it hired a third-party digital studio to the job.

Some users had been hoping for a dramatic desktop update since 2015, but most have since migrated to Twitterific or Tweetbot. "Twitter on web", the company suggested in a tweet. TweetDeck can also be downloaded from the Mac App Store.

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