Twitter stops its Mac desktop app after years of erratic support

The wandering support of Twitter for its devoted desktop Mac app is about to be ceased as the company announced that it is pulling the app from the web as well as from the Apple App Store. The company added that the support for Mac will be put to an end within the next 30 days.

Before Twitter decided and eventually took out the app from the Apple App Store, the app had an average user rating of 1.7 out of 5 which is an embarrassing score looking at the fact that it is a first-party app, and this happens to be an exact estimation considering most people’s attitude towards the software which happens to have never been as full-bodied as third-party clients like Tweetbot or even the in-house services like Tweetdeck.

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)

Twitter has failed times without number to update its app in the MacOS with the most recent features of its service. Take for instance, the Moments feature which was launched in October 2015, took more than 7 months before it was brought to Mac. In December 2015, reports reaching us from our sources stated that Twitter itself didn’t create the app, rather, the company went out to source development to a third-party digital studio in Seattle called Black Pixel.

It is therefore safe to conclude that the software will not be missed by a lot individuals. It however remains clear that Twitter intends to increase its efforts of putting its engineering and product resources toward the web and mobile. It may be that using Twitter on the web may provide the best service to users. Although, Twitter on the web has been found on one occasion or the other to be a bit of an issue in that it can sometimes prove to be difficult to handle.

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