February 8, 2023

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No more Tweetbot or Twitterrific on Twitter

Well I hope you don’t want to use pretty much all the major 3rd party clients on Twitter as it seems Elon Musk has blocked them from accessing Twitter’s API for some reason. According to internal Slack messages viewed by The Information, the social media platform deliberately banned these third-party apps. In one post, a senior software engineer says verbatim: “Blocking of third-party apps is by design.”

Third-party Twitter clients have been broken since at least Thursday night, and developers say they still don’t have an update, according to The Verge. Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Mashable.

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As of Thursday night, users have been complaining that they can’t use Tweetbot, Twitterrific, and other apps that let you scroll through Twitter without going directly through Twitter’s software.

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“And I really want an official public statement,” Tweetbot co-creator Paul Haddad said in a Mastodon post on Sunday. “We have a large number of subscription renewals for Tweetbot’s third year in a few weeks. d rather not.”

Twitterrific tweeted on Sunday: “There’s still no official word on what’s going on. We apologize for the ongoing disruption.”

But like everything Musk does on Twitter, it’s not particularly thorough. Some apps — like Albatross and Fenix ​​– still work for some people while others don’t, depending on whether you’re using them on iOS or Android, The Verge reported. It’s all, unsurprisingly, messy.