Users of third-party Twitter clients such as Tweetbot, Echofon and Twitterrific, report about the problems that have occurred, the cause of which has not yet been found. In particular, with their help it became impossible to access the Twitter system and channels.
Tweetbot’s developers, Echofon and Twitterrific, confirmed the issues, noting that it’s not yet known what caused the crash.
“Tweetbot and other clients are having trouble logging into Twitter. We’ve contacted the social network’s tech support for more details, but haven’t received a response. We hope this is a temporary bug and will let you know as soon as we know more.” — wrote on Twitter by Tapbots, developers of the Tweetbot client.
“We are aware that Twitterrific is having trouble communicating with the Twitter servers. We don’t know what the reason is yet, but we’re trying to find out. Please stay tuned and we apologize.” — reported on the app’s Twitter account.
Blogger Charlie PoppingtonCharlie Poppington) written downthat Twitter may have made some changes when trying to log in with the client Echofon displays an error message instead of showing the application’s authorization page.
“I hope everything that’s going on on Twitter is just some sort of automated anti-spam bot improperly banning related apps.” says Paul Hadad of Tweetbot. He told TechCrunch that the problems started around 7:30 p.m. PT today, adding that all apps’ API requests are failing.
Users also complained that they couldn’t access Twitter with clients like Fenix, Twitpane, Feather, and Talon. So at the moment, accessing Twitter is only possible through the official client or the official website.
After Elon Musk took over Twitter, the company shut down many developer programs, including Twitter Toolbox. Amir Shevat, former head of developer platforms, told TechCrunch that the new leadership has damaged developer confidence.