Twitter discontinues its support for third-party applications
Twitter has confirmed that it has made the decision to revoke the access of third-party applications, which were being used to offer better account management, such as having several accounts in view or scheduling tweets. As of yet, the company has not released an official statement as to why this decision was made leading some to speculate that the order to do so came from the upper echelons of the company, perhaps from CEO Elon Musk.
The suspension of these third-party applications began last week with many users noticing their permissions being revoked. Question still remains on what rules the third-party apps were breaking that lead to this outcome. Twitter Dev has only tweeted “Twitter is enforcing its long-standing API rules. That may result in some apps not working.”
The move comes as a surprise as it follows a period in which many users have been relying on third-party applications to manage their accounts. Many have used these apps to find out the latest news from the channels they follow, not only for celebrities, but also for important news accounts.
As of now, many users and even app developers are still left in the dark about this move. It is anticipated that the company makes some sort of statement in order to explain the rationale behind its decision.