Twitter Launches a Big Change to its Long Neglected Mac App
A brand new app for Mac has been designed by Twitter, launching a completely new and fresh app that finally adds desktop to its web and mobile counterparts. The features that are integral to the use of Twitter, animated GIFs and videos, have finally started to work and do not clash with the design layout of Mac OS X Yosemite and El Capitan. There is also a notification widget added to the new app that was missing in the previous versions. The users can either use the default color scheme or a new "dark mode" that matches with the Yosemite theme introduced by Mac. Other changes include support for group messages, ability to mute certain accounts and quote style compatibility for retweets, said an article on Macworld. However, the users must note that there are some features missing such as Twitter's new poll.
The Mac app of Twitter has been in the works since 2011 and it appeared to have been forgotten by the micro-blogging site. It took the company two years to launch its first update and since then, there have only been two updates for the Mac version of Twitter called Twitter 4.0. Even when the app is updated, there are many lauded features of Twitter that did not make it to the Mac. The experts say that while the new look is definitely inviting, it does seem like the app was created by incompetent developers. There have also been suggestions to handover the app to Apple and for Twitter to step away. Tech Crunch reports that the app may have been built by the third party, although there has been no confirmation from the company.