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Twitter for Mac App is Coming Back, Company Confirms

The company previously had a Twitter for Mac app that was discontinued in February 2018

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Twitter made the announcement during Apple's WWDC conference last week. Pixabay

Micro-blogging site Twitter has announced that it will be bringing back “Twitter to Mac” with help from Apple’s Project Catalyst, Pro, which is Apple’s initiative to help developers port their iOS apps into Mac.

It made the announcement during Apple’s WWDC conference last week, saying that the app would launch with Catalina and this new version would have a variety of features like dark mode, keyboard shortcuts, multiple windows, and notifications, The Verge reported late on Saturday.

In a post about the return of it for Mac users, the company said: “We are excited that Project Catalyst will enable us to bring it back to the Mac by leveraging our existing iOS codebase. We’ll also be able to add native Mac features on top of our existing iPad experience, while keeping our maintenance efficient as we continue to improve this shared codebase in the years to come.”

The company previously had a “Twitter for Mac app” that was discontinued in February 2018 because it was not sustainable to maintain two separate codebases.

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Micro-blogging site Twitter has announced that it will be bringing back “Twitter to Mac” with help from Apple’s Project Catalyst, Pro. Pixabay

According to the report, the company said that with Project Catalyst, they would be able to use their existing iOS codebase along with new features for desktops.

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The all-new Twitter for Mac is being developed and is scheduled for an early launch by this year on macOS Catalina 10.15. (IANS)

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Micro-blogging Platform Twitter to Soon Explain Why Certain Tweets are Unavailable

Most of the tweets that go unavailable are likely from accounts with protected tweets, he said

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The logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. vOA

You will soon be able to know why certain tweets go unavailable in your conversation thread on Twitter. The micro-blogging platform is working on to “add context” to “this tweet is unavailable” notices.

“We’re fixing the issue where you see so many ‘This Tweet is unavailable’ notices in conversations. This is usually due to deleted or protected Tweets, or muted keywords,” Twitter Support posted on Friday.

“In a few weeks, you’ll start seeing more context on each notice to help explain why Tweets are unavailable,” the company added.

There are several reasons why a tweet in a conversation thread is unavailable, like policy violation, deleted because of certain specific keywords present or muted by a user.

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Twitter on a smartphone device. Pixabay

Kayvon Beykpour, Product Lead at Twitter, said: “We’re going through and overhauling every place where the product says ‘tweet is unavailable’ to be more transparent about what’s actually happening”.

Most of the tweets that go unavailable are likely from accounts with protected tweets, he said.

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“The fact that the ‘unavailable’ message is showing with a placeholder row is recently changed behaviour (as result of a different change) that is confusing. They should be hidden,” Beykpour added. (IANS)