Twitter is blocking third party clients like Tweetbot and Twitterrific

ok i hope you don’t want to use any 3rd party big clients TwitterBecause Elon Musk It appears that for some reason they have been blocked from accessing Twitter’s API. According to internal Slack messages seen by The Information(opens in a new tab), the social media platform intentionally suspended those third-party apps. In one post, a senior software engineer literally says: “Third-party app suspensions are intentional.”

Third-party Twitter clients have been broken since at least Thursday evening, and the developers say they still don’t have an update of any kind. according to verz(opens in a new tab), Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Mashable.

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Since Thursday evening, users have been complaining that they can’t use Tweetbot, Twitterrific and other apps you can use to scroll through Twitter directly without Twitter’s software.

“And I really want an official public statement,” Tweetbot co-creator Paul Haddad said(opens in a new tab) In a Mastodon post on Sunday. “We have a large number of sub-renewals coming for Year 3 of Tweetbot. D shouldn’t.”

Twitterrific tweeted on Sunday(opens in a new tab): “Still no official word on what’s going on. We apologize for the ongoing disruption.”

But, as with anything Musk is doing on Twitter, it’s not particularly exhaustive. The Verge reports that some apps like Albatross and Fenix ​​still work for some people, while others don’t, depending on whether you’re using it on iOS or Android. . It is, surprisingly, messy.

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