Twitter has removed support for Apple Watch and Twitter for Mac, and replaced its Twitter for Web app with its Progressive Web App, focusing only on Twitter for iOS and Android and twitter.com.
Twitter’s Senior Director – Data Enterprise Solutions, Rob Johnson, shared in a blog post yesterday:
“We feel the best Twitter experience we can provide today is through our owned and operated Twitter for iOS and Android apps, as well as desktop and mobile twitter.com. We’ve long believed this — we’ve focused on delivering the best experience for our apps and sites for years.”
The statement also read:
“In order to prioritize making these experiences great, we’ve chosen to stop investing in other products — including two legacy developer tools used by about 1% of third-party developers. This means that some Twitter-like apps will not be able to function the exact same way as before. For example, instead of Tweets automatically streaming in like they once did in some third-party apps, you might need to pull to refresh like you do in Twitter-owned apps and sites. Several of the most popular apps have already made updates so that you can continue using them with minimal disruption.
We know some of you don’t like this more focused approach. There are good reasons you love the various Twitter apps you have used over the years, and we’re grateful for the developers who build them.
We’re still strongly committed to ongoing investment in our developer ecosystem. Our investments are focused on helping developers create fundamentally new and innovative ways to use Twitter. Also, we’re continuing to invest in TweetDeck, our desktop web client for professionals who need more advanced tools.”