Twitter’s announcement for ending the support for its dedicated desktop Mac app by announcing that it has pulled the app from the web and from Apple App Store has certainly created a buzz. The company additionally added that the support for Twitter for Mac will end up in 30 days. The reason behind the removal may be the average user rating that was merely 1.7 out of 5, which depicts user’s attitude towards the app.
The fact that the app had never received a robust support from the users if compared to the third-party apps like Tweetbot and even in-house services like Tweetdeck may also be seen as a major contributor to app’s unpopularity.
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
Twitter may also be blamed for not keeping its Mac app up-to-date with the recent changes. Even, it took Twitter more than seven months to bring the “moments - story like feature” on board for the users, which launched in 2015 to its Mac client. It’s not for the very first time that Twitter is facing such a crisis. In the past, The micro-blogging site had been criticized for bringing blue tick verification on its platform.
To express its views on the recent pull off, Twitter expressed its concerns through a tweet, that quoted, the micro-blogging site is planning to focus more on its platform in order to provide an exceptional experience to the users. With this move, it is also clear that Twitter is stressing more on its engineering & product resource towards the web and the mobile. It is obvious that Twitter wants to grow its enriched user base at a time where other social and micro-blogging websites are giving their best to win over their clients. Twitter’s exceeded character limit was one such move.
The app was not doing something very good even for a handful of users and it won’t go wrong to say that the app will not be missed by a greater number of users. And, the fact that Twitter’s in-house services are more prominent than desktop Mac app was clearly depicts that the decision of pulling out the application was anyway not a wrong one.
Being a Senior Technical Writer at MobileAppDaily, Neha Baluni loves jotting down her piece of opinion for the advancing technology in mobile app world. Having a journalism background, she is a writer by day and a reader by night. Her passion for writing covers different categories of technical and non-technical genre. In addition to writing, Neha loves traveling a lot.Follow