Twitter Client For Mac

The official Twitter client for the Mac died yesterday. When you try and start it now it fails to authenticate any of your accounts. This is because Twitter announced recently that they were going to stop developing and supporting their client on the Mac in an attempt to people to use their Web-based client instead.

Twitter Client For Mac

For me and I suspect many others I really don’t like using the web client. It’s something simple to do with it suiting the way I think and work but having Twitter in its own client app away from the work I’m doing in Safari suits me.

So having looked at a few options I’ve bought TweetBot for the Mac and it seems fine and an easy transition. What I don’t understand is the business logic behind Twitter’s decision to kill their Mac-based client. For a company, the size of Twitter employing one or two developers to support a Mac client is hardly a significant investment. Most of the code base should be in common with their iOS version and the skillset is basically the same. There’s also the expectation that at WWDC 2018, the annual Apple developer conference that they will announce support in iOS and MacOS for universal apps. This will allow developers to create a single app that can be downloaded and run on Mac and iPhone for example. Why would Twitter kill the Mac client now rather than wait and create a good universal MacOS/iOS app?

We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. For those who really don’t like the design of the native macOS Mail app, Airmail 3 is about. Download this app from Microsoft Store for Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 Team (Surface Hub), HoloLens. See screenshots, read the latest customer reviews, and compare ratings for Twitter. Twitter gained a native Mac client when it acquired Tweetie for Mac from Loren Brichter in 2010, but the company’s support for the app over the years has been half-hearted at best.As John Gruber explained on Daring Fireball. Twitter dumped Tweetie’s codebase years ago, of course, and their Mac app has been garbage ever since they did.It’s all fine, really, so long as they continue to.

In effect what Twitter has yielded control of thousands of influential Mac Users to third-party clients which they will struggle to control and gain advertising income from so easily.

‎Tweetbot is an award-winning, full-featured. Twitter client for the Mac. It has a beautiful interface with light & dark themes, multiple-column support and much more. Twitter does not grant 3rd party apps access to every single feature that is available on Twitter’s website. ————————————————— No.

When you see such irrational business decisions being made you have to wonder if there aren’t fundamentally more serious problems at Twitter.

Let me know what you think in a comment below.


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You can download Twitter for Mac from the App store.

How to sign up or log in with the application

To create a new account:

  1. Launch the Twitter app from your device.

  2. Click the Sign up button to create a Twitter account.

  3. Choose and enter your username, email, and password.

To log in to an existing Twitter account:

  1. Launch the app and tap Log in.

  2. Enter your username and password.

How to post and delete Tweets and Direct Messages

To post a Tweet:

  1. Click

  2. Type your message in the compose Tweet box.

  3. Click Tweet to post your Tweet.

To attach a photo, GIF, or poll to a Tweet:

  1. Select

  2. Tap , , or to add a photo, GIF, or poll. You can add up to four images to your Tweets.

  3. Type your message in the Tweet compose box.

  4. Click Tweet to post your Tweet.

To delete a Tweet:

  1. Select the Tweet that you'd like to delete.

  2. Click the icon

  3. Tap Delete Tweet.

To send a Direct Message:

  1. Select from the menu.

  2. Click

  3. Type in the username of the person you’d like to send the message to, then click their name to select them. You can add more participants to create a group message.

  4. Tap Next.

  5. Type your message in the compose box.

    • Click to add a photo (optional).

    • Click to add a GIF (optional).

  6. Hit Send to send the message.

How to Bookmark Tweets

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  • From a Tweet, tap and select Add Tweet to Bookmarks.

  • To view your saved Tweets, click Bookmarks from your profile icon menu.

  • To remove a saved bookmark, tap from the Tweet within your bookmark timeline and select Remove Tweet from Bookmarks.

How to access the Explore tab

  1. Tap from the menu to navigate to the Explore tab.

  2. Scroll to view trending topics, Moments, suggested content, popular articles, and more.

How to change your profile information

  1. Tap your profile icon to navigate to your profile page.
  2. Tap the Edit profile button.
  3. Make your changes, and tap Save.

Liking, Retweeting and Retweeting with comment

To like a Tweet:

  1. Click or tap and it will turn red, confirming that you've liked the Tweet.

  2. You can also like a Tweet from a profile page and a Tweet's permalink page.

To undo or remove a like:

  1. Find the Tweet you liked (the heart will be red).

  2. Click or tap to undo the like.

To Retweet a Tweet:

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  1. Click or tap the Retweet icon

  2. Tap Retweet.

  3. The icon will turn green, confirming that you've Retweeted the Tweet.

  4. You can also Retweet a Tweet from a profile page, and a Tweet's permalink page.

To undo or remove a Retweet:

  1. Find the Tweet you Retweeted (the icon will be green).

  2. Click or tap the Retweet icon to undo the Retweet.

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To Quote Tweet:

  1. Click or tap the Retweet icon

  2. Tap Quote Tweet.

  3. Enter your comments and press Retweet.

  4. The icon will turn green, confirming that you've Retweeted the Tweet.

  5. You can also Retweet a Tweet from a profile page and a Tweet's permalink page.

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How to sign out

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  1. Tap your profile icon.

  2. Tap Log out.

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