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Twitter Eliminates Some Outdated Key Features in Third-Party Apps

The changes will affect third-party Twitter apps including Tweetbot, Twitterrific, Talon and Tweetings

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In its bid to deliver better experiences for its users, Twitter has removed support for some outdated key features tools in third-party apps.

In a blog post on Thursday, Twitter said it will remove access to application programme interfaces (APIs) needed to power push notifications and an auto-refreshing timeline.

“We’ve chosen to stop investing in other products a” including two legacy developer tools used by about 1 per cent of third-party developers. This means that some Twitter-like apps will not be able to function the exact same way as before,” said Rob Johnson, Director of Product at Twitter.

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The changes will affect third-party Twitter apps including Tweetbot, Twitterrific, Talon and Tweetings.

Instead of tweets automatically streaming in like they once did in some third-party apps, users will now need to pull to refresh like they do in Twitter-owned apps and sites.

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“We’ve removed support for Twitter for Apple Watch and Twitter for Mac, wea�ve replaced our previous Twitter for Windows app with our Progressive Web App, and now, we’re removing support for some outdated developer tools,” Johnson informed. (IANS)

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YouTube To Kill Share Activity Feature

However, users would still be able to add links from their social media to their YouTube channels and share videos from pages. 

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Video-sharing giant YouTube has announced that it will kill the feature that allows users to automatically share their YouTube Activity on micro-blogging site Twitter after January 31.

Twitter currently allow users to share their YouTube activity via options such as going to YouTube Settings, then to Connected apps and choosing “Share your public activity to Twitter”.

Instead, the platform is urging users to share videos on social networks directly from YouTube via the Share button.

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The platform also stated that this new update will not affect items that have already been shared. Pixabay

Users will see an option to Share on social platforms right after a successful new video upload, The Star reported late on Saturday.

However, users would still be able to add links from their social media to their YouTube channels and share videos from pages.

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The platform also stated that this new update will not affect items that have already been shared on Twitter prior to the removal date. Those posted activities will remain on Twitter, the report added. (IANS)