Twitterrific for Mac now suspended from using the Twitter API

Twitter has been blocking popular external clients from accessing the social network since last week. This has caused apps like Tweetbot, Fenix ​​and many others to stop working out of the blue. Unfortunately, it seems that Twitter prefers to keep banning third-party apps on its platform for no reason, as now the popular Twitterrific for Mac has also been suspended from the official Twitter API.

Twitter has now banned Twiterrific from using its API

As reported by Twitterrific’s own developers, the Mac version of the application lost access to the Twitter API on Thursday afternoon. Unsurprisingly, the social network did not provide any explanation as to why the app was banned from using the API.

“As of this afternoon, Twitterrific for Mac has been suspended from Twitter without explanation,” the developer he said in a tweet. In responding to some Twitterrific users, the developers also said that Twitter is “actively hostile” towards them.

On January 12, many Twitter users noticed that third-party clients were returning error messages related to the Twitter API. This widespread outage is happening to many third-party Twitter clients for iOS, macOS, Android, and Windows. The Twitterrific app for iPhone and iPad was already banned from using the Twitter API a few days ago.

Earlier this week, Twitter vaguely said that it is now “enforcing its longstanding API rules.” But in reality, the developers are in the dark as Twitter does not provide any details as to why these apps are banned from using its API.

An intentional move by Twitter

Information He heard from sources that access to third-party Twitter apps was intentionally suspended. The developers later discovered that the company has banned API access for specific clients like Tweetbot and Fenix, while other less popular apps continue to work. The main reason could be the fact that these apps do not show ads to users, thus hurting Twitter’s ad revenue.

Twitter has also been trying to find other ways to maintain its revenue since Elon Musk became the owner of the company. The Twitter Blue subscription has become more expensive and now offers a verified blue badge to attract users. And as Social Media Consultant pointed out matthew navarrathe platform is also rolling out a discounted annual Twitter Blue plan in an attempt to convince people to sign up.

And just like the ads, Twitter Blue is also not available to users of Twitter’s third-party clients, which may have also motivated the company to ban these apps.

Unfortunately, this situation is disrespectful to both developers and users. Twitter was built around third-party apps, and now these developers have no idea what’s going to happen next with their apps. At the same time, many Twitter users who prefer to use third-party apps (and have even paid for them) have also been left without a choice.

As of now, Twitter still denies providing any details as to why it is banning these apps from using the social network’s official API.

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