Twitter announced that they would be discontinuing its app for Mac. Twitter App For Mac Will Be Making A Comeback. The company instead directed users to the web version of Twitter. However, for those who prefer having a native Mac app for their Twitter needs, you’ll be pleased to learn that the app will be making a comeback.
The new Twitter for Mac app will use our existing iOS codebase, rather than being built from a separate codebase, following the same successful strategy we’ve used with Web to expand our supported clients. By supporting key Mac-specific behaviors on top of our iOS code, we will be able to maintain feature parity across our iOS and Mac apps with relatively low long term maintenance costs.
Twitter’s engineering team also offers some additional color on what happened with the last Twitter for Mac application. While that app at one point “shared the same roots” as the Twitter for iPhone app, Twitter decided to go all-in on the mobile apps, leaving the Mac app behind.
The social platform has also confirmed that the app would launch with Catalina. Moreover, this new version will come with a variety of features such as dark mode, keyboard shortcuts, multiple windows, and notifications.