CAPE TOWN - Twitter support has announced via a tweet that it will end support of its desktop Mac application.
Currently, the company has pulled the application from the web and from Apple’s App Store.
However, the company added that the support for Mac will end in 30 days for current users.
According to reports the company failed to keep its Mac app up to date with the service’s latest features which resulted in an average user rating on the App Store of 1.7 out of 5.
Twitter said the main reason for the shut down is that the company wants to use its resources to in creating a "Twitter experience that's consistent across platforms".
Here are what Mac users had to say:
Wow. Way to kick all Mac owners to the curb as unnecessary. Thanks.— Stephanie Gee (@AquamarineSteph) February 16, 2018
I hate using twitter on a browser. It’s a terrible experience.— Justin Mabee (@jmabeebiz) February 16, 2018
This is incredibly disappointing. Twitter wouldn’t exist without a Mac app and is far more usable as an app than a website. Please reconsider.— Chris Anderson (@chris_anderson) February 16, 2018
Twitter on the web is the worst experience out of all the ways to interact with the service. Twitter for Mac was my favourite. By far.— Michael Bratley (@MichaelBratley) February 16, 2018
well, this is a real shame. Guess i’ll be using twitter a lot less now. Way to be user unfriendly.— Alice (@sundustsparks) February 16, 2018
Wow. So you don’t even consider Mac a platform. Some of us used your app on Mac every single day for years.— Justin Mabee (@jmabeebiz) February 16, 2018
👎🏻 bad move. A lot of people use twitter on the computer for work.— Cassie Laberee (@Cassie_Laberee) February 16, 2018
Don’t dump it, fix it pic.twitter.com/edk2BBqccm— darren hart (@darrenjhart) February 17, 2018
It's not even supported today. Crashing all the time and no support for 280 characters. Very sad.— Stephan Dörner 🇪🇺 (@Doener) February 17, 2018
Hey @TwitterSupport isn’t this statement an oxymoron? “A great experience” yet Mac no longer supported”.— Barbara Ng (@BarbaraNGeorge) February 16, 2018
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