Twitter confirmed that they specifically block third party apps from working

Twitter confirmed that they specifically block third-party apps from working, but didn’t explain why

The Twitter administration tried to clarify the situation with failures in the operation of third-party applications – in fact, Tweetbot and Twitterific, which stopped working a few days ago, were deliberately blocked.

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Official account for developers informed: “Twitter enforces established rules [доступа к] API. Because of this, some applications may not work.”. The message confirmed that the termination of third-party applications was caused intentionally, but otherwise the situation was almost not clarified – the company did not clarify the rules that led to the ban. It remains unknown whether the company management is actually pursuing other goals.

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Earlier, in an interview with The Information journalists, one of Twitter’s technical heads confirmed that the intention was to block third-party customers, but he also did not disclose the real reasons for these measures.

In the comments to the message of the administration of the service, users suggested that third-party clients do not show ads, which are now crucial for maintaining the work of the social network – the new owner and head of the platform, Elon Musk, saves on everything and searches actively looking for new sources of income.


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