A total mess 1/5
The macOS version of the Twitter app is an utter disaster. Since switching to it (primarily for the ability to sync with my phone, and because Tweetbot doesn’t allow you to send gifs in DMs), I’ve had the following issues:
-Memory issues: As I use the app over a day or so, it will slowly take up over a GB of memory, sapping my system’s resources. Mind you, I have no powerhouse, but this gets annoying.
-Slowdown: Especially when I’m DMing a friend (we have a rather huge DM history), the app will slowdown, going into full beach ball mode for a minute before my message shows at sent on my computer (long after it shows as sent on my phone).
-Notifications not showing up: Notifications regularly show up well after they do on my phone.
-New tweets/notifications delayed: Related to the above, it’ll take ages for new Tweets, DMs, and Notifications to show up well after they do on my phone.
-Dock/app icon issues: The Dock and in-app new Tweet notifications do not go away as they should.
So, all in all, AVOID until Twitter fixes this mess. If they ever do.
Apparently broken under High Sierra 1/5
Putting aside matters of UI and features, it appears that the application is not functioning properly under OS X High Sierra beta. The app crashes about every 5-10 minutes. I’ve done my own diagnostics and looked over the preferences. I’ve been sending reports every time it crashes. For the moment and for me, this application is not functional.
Embarrassingly bad 1/5
No excuse for such a pathetic application from a company this size. They claim they don’t have suficient resources to develop this internally, which speaks to their level of commitment to macOS. Just use Tweetbot or stick to the browser, don’t even bother with this. It’s miserable.
Getting better but 1/5
A good way to run up the fans on your Mac. What a processor hog!
No nearly the same functions as ios. Do these developers not use this app? 1/5
Can’t DM tweets natively. Can’t tweet media without downloading the file. Videos sometimes cannot play. Which will be nice, since videos in the ios version prevent you from keep scrolling the app. But here i could just keep both screens at the same time. There’s no handoff support, which would be awesome if it would remember my place in the timeline. Also you got so much space in the side bar, maybe you can allow people to put there accounts or conversations or hashtags people would like to keep their eyes on.
No proper full screen window, which for such a large company and for 2016 is shameful. You guys own tweetdeck, you know how to make a full screen-pro user ui.
Please make it like the iOS App 2/5
The iOS App is pretty much (almost) perfect. Full Screen and Split screen options would be great to have.
App Redesign 3/5
By The Fantastic Mr. K
Please redeisgn the Twitter app for macOS. It looks outdated, and not only that, but it’s way too small! I want to be able to get the full screen experience. Thank you
Up to 3 stars now… still a quirk or two 3/5
By Quiberon Bay
I find that performance is very solid on the whole. It’s easier to see and switch between multiple accounts than it is on Tweetbot. However, the notifications are broken. The little bird will show blue in the menu bar, but no longer fills in below to show you exactly what account, etc. has a notification. I reinstalled but to no avail.
"Live Stream is Off" 1/5
The app constantly gives me messages that "Live Stream is Off" and offers to "Continue with Delay" or "Reconnect". It says that there are too many copies of Twitter for Mac logged in as my account.
The only thing I can think of is that since my computer is connected via both Ethernet and Wifi that it is making 2 connections. But this is the only app that seems to complain about it.
Since I have 6 Twitter accounts, I have to either force kill the app, or click through the message 6 times.
Constant Crashes on 10.13 beta. 3/5
I know you are suprised.
Twitter… please update this app to be the SAME as the iOS version! Can the NOT look and function the SAME?
It isnt hard.
App literally slows down to a crawl over time 1/5
I cannot leave this app open during the day anymore. If I do leave it open for several hours, it becomes unresponsive and the feed scrolling becomes extremely laggy.
The only solution is to quit and restart.
Windows version much better 2/5
This version needs a serious update. The Windows version allows for cleaning up of the UI, and the tab feature is wonderful. Please bring these to MacOS!
Just OK; direct messaging crashes app 3/5
I primarily lurk in Twitter, so I don’t need a third-party app with all the bells and whistles. But there’s one feature on this app — direct messaging — that I have never been able to use successfully. Whether I click the icon or right-click on a tweet to DM, the app crashes. Very frustrating. It is a good app if you’re just reading and sharing tweets. I just wish Twitter would fix DM. It’s a pain to switch to my iPhone just to DM people.
This app is full of bugs
Pornography in this app 1/5
Pornography in this app is easily viewed by searching on hashtags such as #brazzers or other porn sites names as well as any kind of sexy thing. Encrypted traffic and apples sandbox enables this to completely bypass filtering software. It definately should not have an 4+ age rating
STOP WITH THE DISCONNECTS! 1/5
It’s getting more annoying each day “There are too many instances of Twitter for Mac open on this computer!” -> Continue with delay, used to only happen 2-3 times per day. Now it’s 2-3 times in 5 minutes with the last one being an endless loop! I only have 1 copy open, with 2 profiles! SURELY Twitters own app can handle that properly?????
Constant Live Stream Disabled Notifications 1/5
Not only does the app have an apparently very low limit on number of concurrent live stream enabled clients, but the popup by which it informs you of the fact is definitely broken and often just infinitely returns until you kill the application entirely. Even choosing not to ‘Reconnect’ will still yeild additional popups most of the time. Extremely annoying. And it’s not as though the rest of the app is magnificent in the first place...
Too Funny 1/5
Invalid or Expired Token
This app is useless.
Probably the worst app I’ve ever downloaded 1/5
By Elio Enidias
Absolute garbage. Steam doesn’t update, likes don’t register. Limited usability.
Twitter’s Twitter app is nothing special. It has the basics and works fine. But it’s not very impressive compared to Twitterific which I started using on devices. Wish they had an OS X app. One of the features I like best about Twitterific is that I can tweet and/or reply from one account another. I can adjust the font, text spacing, etc. That’s why I had big expectations for Twitter's app. But I find it boring.
So many bugs 2/5
Twitter still refuses to listen to its users on usability, so the terrible new replying format must be here to stay. But this app has so many bugs with attaching gifs and images to replies. It will delete the user I’m replying to about 70% of the time if I attach an image, so it looks as if I’m just posting them for myself. Who knew a single app could be so frustrating to use.
update broke most important feature 1/5
Can I go back to previous version? This one broke lighting up the blue twitter bird in the menubar when you get a new tweet. How did someone not catch that? I always consider when I update what is the worst thing that can happen. Well now I know and will definitely consider carefully when updating twitter.
Terrible Memory Management 2/5
Have been using Twitter for a very long time in OS X…since the middle of 2012. Used it on mobile for a few years before that. As far as I can tell, since the beginning of time, they’ve failed to fix how poorly this application manages memory on every platform.
The OS X version is especially terrible that way. It regulary becomes unusable after being open for more than 12 hours…it gets to the pont where nothing will load, notifications don’t show up, and eventually it crashes. Seems to be overflowing and then locking up. This is unacceptable for such a popular app in 2017. My system is a 12 core Mac Pro with 128 gb of RAM and an SSD boot drive…I promise you it’s not my system causing the problem. I have to close and re-open sometimes two or three times a day just to keep it functioning at any level. If I don’t, it will essentially do this for itself, as I will get the OS X system applicaiton crash window asking to re-open. Performance seems to scale very poorly as well. It seems to run as slowly as it did on my 2012 MacBook Pro with a quad core i7 and 4gb (later 16gb) of RAM…desktop machine is many times as powerful now and yet performance has not increased at all. Makes terrible use of system resources.
Overall, even when it’s working “well” - it’s still very slow, and new notifications often take minutes to come through. The little dot next to the notifications tab will appear, but nothing will load for anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes. Even on my old BlackBerry Storm, never had such a problem getting notifications to come through. The x86 client simply seems to get the short end of the stick…constatnly buggy, constantly lagging far behind in new features. As far as I know it’s no better in Windows.
I realize desktop PC usage probaly isn’t their top priority…but those of us that are heavily active on Twitter certainly use it quite a bit. Please dedicate some resources and time to improving the desktop client. Would make our lives far easier and our experience with your product far better.
Works well, but 3/5
I’ve used this app for almost a year now on my macOS machine and it’s been okay. A few things to mention:
1: The DM performance hasn’t been great. I had a DM conversation that’s pretty long and sometimes the app takes a while to load it up.
2: I’m running into a bug right now where sometimes when I click reply on a tweet and actually respond it doesn’t apply to the conversation and just tweets it normally so it isn’t a reply. Usually I’m sending a gif when this happens, but I’m not sure if that pertains to the actual issue.
Otherwise its pretty okay. I don’t have that many issues with it besides the ones listed above.
Too many problems!!! 1/5
I face too many problems in this version!!!! The tweets are upside down because I have the atabic language.
I hope you guys fix these issues ASAP.
Live Stream Off… all the time 2/5
I wanted to like the official app, but after fighting with constant “Live stream off” notifications, I ended up going back to a third party client.
Update: I hate this app. (was This version is annoying) 3/5
Update: I’m ready to throw my computer across the room. It’s time to fine a twitter app that doesn’t jump.
When scrolling down my feed using the touch pad the feed suddenly pops back toward the top (I assume it’s updating) and I lose my place. In older versions this happened occasionally but it happens at least once a minute now. Very annoying.
Notification behavior has changed 4/5
I used to get a notification as soon as a new tweet came into my live stream. While the live stream is still updating in real time, the notifications don’t come through for a couple minutes, and all of them from the last 5 minutes or so flash by at once, too fast for me to read any of them.
DM performance seems to be better now, although I admittedly don't use this app as much because Twitter has done such a terrible job in the past at fixing all the problems they've introduced to it.
The main problems with this version are:
A. The menu bar icon no longer highlights at all, even though its enabled in the settings.
B. All mentioned usernames are no longer displayed in the tweets in the Timeline, nor when replying. Instead they are relegated to "@someone and x others", making it a hassle and waste of time having to click through a reply chain just to find out who all the people in the message are.
Significant regression in scrolling/marking tweets as read 1/5
In my opinion, the inability to mark all tweets as read by scrolling to the top is a significant regression for this release. The updated behavior in version 4.3.2 simply does not work. Consequently, I stopped using this app and have gone to using a tab in Safari. Please bring back the old scrolling behavior that (1) marked all tweets as read and (2) cleared the highlighted icons that indicated unread tweets.
Notification circle next to Home icon doesn’t go away 2/5
When you reach the top of your feed the circle that serves as a notification of new tweets will not go away, unless you click on the Home icon. This is extremely annoying and pointless.
Horrible UI/UX 1/5
It was already pretty bad, but the latest update uses a blue color for names/links that’s too close to the regular text color. The biggest issue is you have to carefully study each tweet to see if it’s a reply or not. Just some really, really bad UI/UX decisions that makes me wonder if twitter is laying off designers. Regardless, I’ll be finding a new twitter app as this one is unusable now.
Great app…please bring back old notification features! 4/5
I love this app, but for some reason the latest update removed one of the best features…when the little menu bar Twitter bird logo lights up when I get a notificaiton, it no longer tells me when I click it what the notification is for. It used to highlight whether it was a mention or DM, and from which account. It’s a bummer that this is missing. Doesn’t feel right without it. Please bring back and you’ll get that 5 star rating. Thanks!
Doesn’t work 1/5
By Puppy mom
Unable to use this app. Will not appow me to login and cannot use it at all. Have uninstalled and reinstalled it with no change. Needs work!!!!
Version 4.3 is not a good update... 2/5
This latest version has a lot of regressions from the previous version. First of all, you can no longer refresh your feed (it’s grayed out in the file menu). You can no longer access the link to a tweet with keyboard commands unless you’re IN the tweet. No one uses their mouse with this app, keyboard commands are a must!
Moving up and down in your feed is very disconnected, when you go down, it’s a smooth scroll, but going up in your feed has no scrolling at all, it just jumps you to the next tweet. This again, doesn’t make sense, why a regression from the previous version?
Lastly, the notification on the dock doesn’t go away when you reach the top of your feed. Utterly mind boggling how something that simple got missed.
Please release an update to this version! The previous one worked just fine.
Issues with Keyboard Shortcuts and VoiceOver 1/5
Some keyboard shortcuts do not work, with Retweet and View Tweet Details being the ones that impact me the most. I use VoiceOver—Apple’s built-in screen reader for blind users—but it appears as though these shortcuts do not work even with VoiceOver turned off.
Memory usage bug is still not fixed 3/5
(nor is the bug I reported 4 years ago, the bug is in iOS app too, with the timeline not letting me start off from where I left off (it did do that before Twitter bought the company that did the app))
The app easy hit over 1GB of RAM usage after just a while of use, other than that it is a good app.
New bug occored recently where if you view your DMs Twitter will CPU spike to 15% CPU and cause the Mac’s fans to go full speed, this is in the last 3 versions
Why are there no relase notes that have info about what was fixed in the last 2 or more updates?
Timeline is working better, tho there is a few crashing bugs with notifications, creating tweets and scrolling the timeline
New tweet notification does not go away 3/5
Since the latest update the notification circle next to the home icon does not go away when you reach the top of your feed, rendering it pretty useless. Also the ability to swipe a photo or video window closed is no longer here.
Visually fantastic, catastrophically buggy 1/5
Twitter really deserves a lot of praise for finding new ways to make their app crash with every additional update. Each new bug is a tiny little surprise in my day! Never change!
Version 4.3.2 Update 2/5
Lost the ability to swipe a window closed. Bring that back please. Still unable to click on a pic and resize the window/zoom in - dumb, dumb, dumb.
Nice update, still needs a few fixes. 3/5
This app has slowly become beter and better since the relaunch. Someone commented about hiding the @ replies, but this is actually implemented on the Web. I'm not sure why they said this is only introduced here, it is on the web... go ahead and look for yourself. It actaully helps keep your character count down, because it doesn't include the @username in your Tweet contents.
There are some great changes with the font/size on certain panels in this latest update. I haven't noticed the issue with likes and RTs like I have been, but it will take some time to say if it's gone for good.
The biggest two problems in this update have to be with the "updated" night (dark) theme as well as a bug with how tall the Tweets are in the timeline. The Dark theme is okay, but the color scheme is now inconsistent. The sidebar color went from a more saturated blue to a lighter blue which is okay I guess, but I preferred the original blue. However, the problem comes in when you get a reply from someone. The background color is this weird pale blue color that clashes with the reply itself. Seriously, it's horrible... did no one bother to look at this when it was shipped or what?
The other problem like I mentioned was the Tweet height. Sometimes Tweets that contain NO media will be expanded in height to contain media despite none being there. This bug is really annoying and hopefully can be fixed soon and not half a year from now like these updates tend to be pushed out.
I wouldn't be surprised if only one person is working on this in their spare time given how little love this application is given. Just hire me, I'll work on this application (not a joke).
All in all, the app has made a lot of improvements, right now these few problems really set it back from me giving it a better score. Also, it would be nice to get the Translate feature for Tweets as well. Once these things are implemented, it will be worthy of a 5/5 potentially.
Shows Timeline Updates Every Couple Minutes 3/5
By Bobby T.
Since the most recent update the menu bar icon is turning blue every couple minutes regardless as to wether or not there is a new post on my timeline (before it only did so if a new post showed up under one of the various tabs).
It’s doing so consistently, and was not doing this prior to this update.
President Trumps Profile Pic 1/5
To the owner of this app your a wortless liberal who obivously hates President Trump. Why are you sabotaging his Twitter account by removing his Profile Picture?
Has some bugs 4/5
I like the minimalism design, however, the app crashes quite often. Sometimes the videos don’t have a voice or I don’t see new notifications or messages. Please, fix the bugs.
Direct Mail absolutely useless v4.2.4 1/5
This use to be a decent app. Now? NOW the DM feature crashes the app. Everytime. With DM being useless the app is useless.
Just stop using Twitter all together 1/5
By Jean DeJardon
I was an avid Twitter user and I even supported it over the years when people said they thought it was just a waste of time and it would never make it as a top social networking site. I’m starting to believe this based on how the company has been operating over the last let’s say two to three years. Users like me have given Twitter chance after chance to be great. Some good has come from the app like being able to watch Thursday Night Football and being able to live chat with other fans from around the world was awesome. That is what Twitter could be. Yet it is not. Why? The company and the people running it obviously have no interest in the users nor do they have any interest in making the site better. Just look at the reviews for this app. Currently 29 1 Star Reviews and 12 5 star. I think it’s time they rebuild the app and make one that actually works instead of working on censoring the site.
I just reinstalled the app on my MacBook Air. I usually use it all the time on my iMac or iPhone. I use the Official Twitter app and the webpage on all my devices so I can review Twitter throughly. The app is good for some things and the website is good for others. If you are a user like me that follows people back when they follow you, you might find it is easier to follow people back or follow people in general on the iPhone app. Just go to followers and follow them is a touch away. On the computer it is such a hassle making you go to each persons profile then adding them, then navigating back to where you were never works. This is not my gripe with the app, but it is a downfall.
The other problem with the app is after installing it, posting a tweet, then I let it sit in the background for about 5 minutes total and it said Twitter quit unexpectedly. Ok, why? Was it unable to track my internet activity? Like why does the app just quit for no reason when I’m not even using it currently. I wanted to keep it open because I wanted to tweet something later, but couldn’t do that because the app doesn’t even work. So back to the website I go to post my tweet. Then I thought why am I going out of my way to send tweets nobody is going to get to read unless they have keyword search filters turned on (you can usual tell who does because they like posts automatically and they are very similar or contain the same keywords), and I only get 140 characters. There are other sites out there that are not as popular for some reason like tumblr which allow you to post more and have way less limitations on what you can actually post. Twitter seems to have no care about what the users think about the app. It has not changed since I got my iPhone 3G and the app for the computers doesn’t even work. Twitter should be putting their money and hard work towards making an app that actually works instead of focusing on censoring the site so it doesn't work the way Twitter was intended to work. If Twitter is going to be the middle man and dictate what I see on my feed then I’m done with the site and the app. Everyone should give up the site too because they simply do not care about us as users. I have sent countless tweets to that @Support account and I never got an answer for them. Support from every other company on Twitter is great just you can never get in contact with this so called Twitter Support line for some reason. Leading me to believe that it doesn’t exist. There is a reason why they moved the your Lists to a hard to access location. Making you click around 4 times to find where you Lists are then finally getting there is a hassle. So this is how Twitter controls what you see. They move the location of the Lists you created to view the timeline you wish to see when you want to see it to the default timeline which follows their algorithm and if you notice whenever you first login you will always see an advertisement in your timeline.
Users have been complaining about these issues for years and they never get fixed. The app is still the same and the last update was in October of last year with the simple explanation of “Various bug fixes”. Ok well there are some serious bug still in the app that need to be fixed like the app quitting on us unexpectedly. Twitters time has come to an end and we as users need to just give up on the site and stop using it. It’s not a site that has the users in it’s plan nor is it wanting to make the site great. Twitter will fall behind while all the other sites keep expanding and growing. The reason why they grow is because they actually listen to the users of the site.
No settings 1/5
Need to update in order to have settings like the original twitter. Let alone to be able to use dark mode. The iMac version is horrible compared to all the other systems
Lag When Scrolling on Sierra 3/5
The app does what it’s supposed to do, but there’s a lot of lag when scrolling on the new MacBook Pro with Sierra. Also would be nice to have a full-screen view instead of small window.
Stops updating 1/5
Once upon a time the official Twitter app could scroll new tweets as they came in, just like every other Twitter app. But now, the official Twitter app from the people who bring you Twitter can only intermittently manage to do that. The competition (Twitterific) works just fine, oddly enough.
This app shouldn’t be free, they should pay you to use it! Or you can just get Twitterific and not have to restart it every ten minutes.
version 4.2.4 1/5
By scam artists here
This app is the greatest disappointment . . . EVER! It NEVER keeps up with the notifications on my computer! It FREQUENTLY freezes and hours can go by without bringing the posts current!
What a waste of time and money to try making this BS app try to work on a Mac!
Please think twice about throwing your money away on this app!
No matter what I put for a nickname, it will not accept my review! I wonder why?