Yes. Yes, it runs on Mac. This is what Twitter fans can say starting with the last day of last year, as the people behind Twitter finally delivered, albeit somewhat disappointingly, on the promise they made a while back. So, after promising more support on the platform, Twitter updates their Mac app with a number of features.
- This the 4.0 update for the Mac Twitter app
- The new interface resembles either El Capitan or OS X Yosemite
- The dark mode is very useful for the comfort of your eyes
- The app has a brand new description on the App Store
- There is quite a large number of unpleased fans because of the app’s shortcomings
Going all in, the people from Twitter even wrote a new description for the much awaited updated Mac app, in which they claim that it’s exactly the app you’ve been waiting for, looking a lot more like the Twitter you use each and every day.
The description also claims that some of the most requested features of Twitter were included in the new version, and that customers can enjoy a Mac’s elegance combined with everything they love about Twitter.
And of, course, despite actually introducing some nice and even useful features, the new Mac app doesn’t fail to disappoint both Mac and Twitter fans worldwide.
First of all, let’s talk features. We were promised a new layout, with much improved functionality, so let’s dive in and see what we got.
As mentioned above, the new interface resembles either the OS X Yosemite or the El Capitan, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
A new Notification Center made its way into the update, and you can find it in the Today view, where it will help find out easier if somebody attempted to contact you during the day.
Probably the most praised feature from the new update would by the new Dark Mode, which allows you switch all of the app’s white surfaces to black, making the experience much easier on the eyes.
Other features brought by 4.0 update would be full .gif support, a ‘quote tweet’ feature, the ability to watch videos on your feed, group messaging with up to 50 people, as well as a ‘mute’ option for an account, similar to Facebook’s unfollow option.
Now, here come the bad news.
Multiple users are complaining about some of the new app’s issues. The most generally poor receptions talked about the app’s very poor performance, its jerky scrolling and transitions, as well as two other unfortunate aspects – the inability to zoom in on photos and the fact that a limit to the number of characters in direct messages was introduced.
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