Twitter ends support for unpopular Mac desktop app

On Friday, Twitter announced that it would be shutting down work on its Mac desktop app.

Users have 30 days, starting on Feb. 16, before the app will no longer be supported, Twitter said.

“We’re focusing our efforts on a great Twitter experience that’s consistent across platforms,” Twitter Support wrote in a tweet. “So, starting today the Twitter for Mac app will no longer be available for download, and in 30 days will no longer be supported.”

The app hadn’t exactly been flourishing in recent years, scoring a dismal 1.7 out of 5 in the App Store. Twitter had outsourced the development of the app to a studio in Seattle called Black Pixel.

Some users had been hoping for a dramatic desktop update since 2015, but most have since migrated to Twitterific or Tweetbot. Others are now expressing concern that Twitter might shut down Tweetdeck, a far more popular multi-column client.

It’s unclear what Twitter will do, since the company hasn’t always marched in step with its user base.

Let the ratios tell the whole story.

Source: Mashable