During the last year we have seen how Twitter has been launching interesting new features for its platform, following a series of patterns that we already considered as normal, such as the distance of the developers, by not offering the possibility that they can use many of these new features, but also this abandonment to the official apps, where it seems that only the mobile ones exist, because for example the Mac one, has been seriously abandoned for years.
Twitter for Mac was last updated in August this year, but only some “slight improvements” were included, i.e. we are still waiting for features like
Unlimited direct messages, uploading of videos and GIFs, access to statistics, as well as quoting tweets under the new format (released six months ago), among many others, where of course we won’t even talk about the OS X Dark Mode released last year. But it seems that finally there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Twitter for Mac will finally be updated
Today during the Twitter developer conference, the first images and data from the redesign of the official Twitter client for Mac were shown, which to date has been surpassed by Tweetbot, although it sounds incredible.
Some of the “novelties” are the incorporation of Vine’s self-playing videos, group direct messages, photos within direct messages, as well as the “new” way of quoting tweets, among others, features that we have been using for many months on other platforms such as iOS.
Unfortunately no date was given for the new app to be available, we only have a ” in the next few months “, but well, at least we know that they are already working on it.
Jack apologizes to the developers
As an additional point, the now CEO Jack Dorsey has returned to the nest to put order in the company, where as he commented at the beginning, it began to be characterized by unpleasant situations that in the end became normal, especially with the developers, who began to receive attacks by limiting the number of connections (tokens), as well as not giving them an API for the new features of Twitter, thus being at a clear disadvantage to the official options.
Jack has come out and mentioned: ” At some point, our relationship with the developers became a bit complicated, a bit confusing and a bit unpredictable “, so we will most likely start to see a new direction in the company, something similar to what happened in its early days, where the support of third party apps were key pieces in the growth of Twitter as a platform.