Twitter developed a new official application for Mac computers with Catalina macOS using Project Catalyst. Catalyst allows easy porting of iPad apps to macOS thanks to a universal development code. However, one of the main complaints is that has turned out to be quite basic , seeing itself as a kind of web application.
The social network has been publishing updates for the application to improve it and fix bugs, as one of the most recent ones that fixed a problem with the automatic update of the timeline. A new version is now available on the App Store for Mac which adds support for the Touch Bar .
Touch Bar with Twitter for MacOS
The Touch Bar is an exclusive feature of the MacBook Pro. It is a touch bar that replaces the physical function keys on top of the keyboard and changes its functions depending on the application that is on screen .
Version 8.5 of Twitter for MacOS has implemented support for the Touch Bar. However, its operation is somewhat basic, because it only gives the option to write a tweet and change the chronology between the most recent and the most prominent posts . In other sections it gives the possibility to open preferences, write direct messages and view lists, but leaves a big empty space in the middle.
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Apart from the support for the Touch Bar, the possibility has been added for the user to click on a video timeline to jump to that particular point in the clip . The update, as mentioned above, is now available in the shop free of charge.