Twitter regularly updates its apps for other platforms but it has never really given the same sort of attention to its official Mac app. The support for the macOS app has been erratic at best and what many had been predicting was going to happen has indeed happened. Twitter has announced that it’s officially ending support for its Mac app.
Twitter has confirmed that it has removed the official Twitter for Mac app from the web as well as the App Store. It’s no longer possible to download the app on your Mac. Those who have the app already will not be able to get much use out of it for long because the company is going to end support for Twitter for Mac in 30 days.
The company’s reasoning behind this move is that it’s focusing its efforts on a great Twitter experience that’s consistent across all platforms which is why it has decided to pull the Twitter for Mac app.
There are other solutions available for macOS users who want a desktop client and it’s likely that most of them were using other apps already given that the official app wasn’t really liked that much by users.
This does enable Twitter to divert more resources toward developing for the web and mobile, platforms that the vast majority of its user base rely on every single day to access the microblogging network.
We're focusing our efforts on a great Twitter experience that's consistent across platforms. So, starting today the Twitter for Mac app will no longer be available for download, and in 30 days will no longer be supported.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) February 16, 2018