Friday, April 19, 2024

Twitter’s broken third-party apps will be the final straw for many users

Many third-party Twitter apps including Tweetbot have been down for several days –and a new report suggests that the social media network has intentionally suspended the clients. If true, that could be the final insult that sees significant number of hardcore Twitter users leave for fresh pastures. 

According some internal Slack messages picked up by The Information (opens in new tab), the continuing outage of clients like Tweetbot and Twitterific “was an intentional suspension”. While those messages didn’t clarify why Twitter was pulling the plug on the services, a strong possibility is because they don’t help drive ad revenue to the network.


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