Twitter says its ending legacy APIs, not ‘killing’ third-party clients

Twitter's long-awaited AI changes have now been activated after first being announced earlier this year. In doing so, key features are currently being disabled for third-party Twitter clients such as Tweetbot and Twitterific.  We're now hearing more from Twitter on why these changes have been implemented and why it's essential for the company going forward. The comments came through in a company-wide email sent to employees just as the changes went live.

Twitter stops support for its Mac app, here are the two best alternatives

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Twitter announced on Friday that beginning immediately, its Mac app will no longer be available for download, and the app will no longer be supported in 30 days. Whether or not Twitter was ever committed to their Mac app is an entirely different conversation, but the company suggests users access the service via the web, which it says will provide a consistent experience across platforms.

SaveBot lets you save videos from your timeline in Tweetbot

A good chunk of Twitter users use Tweetbot instead of the stock Twitter app because it has a unique appearance and a bevy of useful features. Nevertheless, some would say it could be better.

A new free jailbreak tweak called SaveBot by iOS developer iTheGentle expands upon Tweetbot’s functionality by empowering users with the ability to save videos directly from their timelines.

Tweetbot for Mac updated with support for macOS Sierra, extended Tweets and more

Tweetbot users will be happy to hear that the Tapbots have updated their popular Twitter client today to support the just-released macOS Sierra software. The release brings the app to version 2.4.2, and it includes several improvements.

Among these improvements is support for extended Tweets—a change Twitter made to its service this week that prevents media URLs and Quote Tweets from counting against your 140 character limit. It also now supports extended videos.