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.
But like where is full screen and split screen support? I would really like that.
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.
Unusable for DMs 1/5
Revised review for 4.2.4: DMs take forever (if at all) to update, which is completely unnacceptable. Twitter is obviously ignoring its desktop users, while refusing to allow access to the full API, which would allow third party developers to make usable desktop clients.
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?
Keeps Crashing 1/5
By Steve Gunns
Every time I try to tweet something, it crashes! I uninstalled and downloaded it again and it still happens
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.
App crashing on 2 macs using # 1/5
When trying to type a tweet on my macbook pro and my iMac using the app, as soon as I type a # followed by any letter the app crashes and I need to restart the app. Has happened many times this morning and is unusable as is.
4.1.1 is worse than 4.0 on Mac. Keeps crashing every few minutes. Thanks for finding those bugs and sticking them back in there. Just did an update. Now it crashes when you try and tweet.
Mac OS Sierra 10.12.1.
App Keeps Crashing!!! 3/5
By Michael Kennedy
Twitter app on Mac keeps crashing over and over.
It displays an error dialog box that says to download the app from the Mac App Store.
I have done this multiple times and it still keeps crashing over and over and over.
What’s going on? Fix this ASAP!
Crash & Burn 2/5
Love this app. Use it on a daily basis. But don’t use a #hashtag or you will CRASH & BURN and wonder if you tweet went out! Not cool.
When will this be updated? 1/5
By Garys Itunes
New features abound: Mute, Group DM. Not on the Mac App. Oh, and if you use it to block someone, be extra careful as it tends to block someone you were following instead. Come on, twitter. Fix this.
Update. It’s slow. Painfully slow. It’s rediculous. Come on Twitter. Fix this!
Crashes using hashtags 3/5
Worked fine until the update that contained ‘various bugfixes’ not it constantly crashes when I use hashtags. Makes it unusable.
Few problems, but one irritates me. 2/5
Well, while I’ll likely continue using it, with the latest update, I’ve found that it crashes with the use of HashTags. Which is odd as I didn’t have the issue after updating. It just seems like…the issue just sprang up randomly. It’s such a strange bug. Please fix this issue as quickly as you possibly can.
Wish I could rate ZERO 1/5
Crashes when typing hash then any character. Report gets sent to Apple but I never hear anything. Twitter needs to get their act together. No wonder they are laying people off
I want to like it but it keeps crashing my computer 1/5
Seems really useful, but after a while it just crashes and takes down my computer with it.
By Alex Rodriguez
My app will not close/quit. I have uninstalled it on my brand new MacBook Air just bought 2 days ago, and it still is staying on my screen. It will not let me shut down until the app is closed out but I cant close it out
Two Factor is Fixed - Finally! 4/5
Finally they updated the app to support TFA on OS X 10.10.
Seriously? Crashes when typing a hashtag? 1/5
By Random Gemini
Twitter is all ABOUT the hashtag. You may as well not tweet if you can’t put a hashtag on things without the app crashing. And yet, every time I type a hash mark… BOOM! It crashes and I send a report to Apple. I know what app I won’t be using anymore and you shouldn’t either.
Just absolutely horrible. 1/5
Still bad but getting better. Auto scroll-to-top very broken. Doesn’t crash as frequently as it has. Still weird issues with images, like closing when when a new tweet comes in, taking a long time to open, needing to click things 12839 times to open, etc.
4.2.4 Edit: Nope, nevermind… NOT getting better. Now if you’re viewing someone’s profile you’ll get kicked back to your timeline if a new tweet comes in.
Still garbage. Expanded pictures close when a new tweet comes in. Videos that are playing inline restart when a new tweet comes in. Crashes when opening an individual tweet or account. New update introduces HUGE delays in new tweets showing up.
This is an embarassingly bad app for a company such as Twitter. Frequent crashes if you interact with the app at all. If you enlarge an image, the next incoming tweet will close it. Some buttons/links take multiple clicks to work. The app is fine if you use it 100% passively (just watching new tweets come in.
Has gotten WORSE in recent updates.
Freezing Issue Seems to Be Fixed 3/5
By Matt Shepherd
Looks like it at least doesnt freeze up every 20 minutes. That is a start.
Can’t log in 2/5
By Alexey Chernyak
After pushing sign in button, empty window pop-up and there is nothing in it.
Really unfortunate 1/5
As mentioned in prior reviews, this app does not allow for signing in with two-factor authentication (tested on macOS Sierra). Bugs are a reality of software, but after several weeks without recognition or word from Twitter Support (@Support), it leaves one wondering if this is app is actually being taken seriously.
Please fix add to list bug 3/5
The add to list drop down menu only shows 20 lists but Twitter allows more than 20 lists to be created. I totally manage my use of Twitter using lists and this bug means I cannot add people to a list if the list I want to use is not in the 20 shown. 3-stars for me until this is fixed. - This is still a problem with the latest update. Surely this is trivial to fix?
Doesn’t support Two-factor Authentication 1/5
C’mon Twitter, this is a great app that is unusable because of this persistent, universal, two-factor authentication bug. Fix it, and I would use this app a lot and probably give it 5 stars. But, since I cannot even login, it’s 1 star useless.
How many updates before fixing 2FA in macOS Sierra?!?! 1/5
Honestly, Twitter. It’s embarassing that you haven’t gotten around to fixing this ridiclous blank 2 Factor Authentication pop up screen when logging onto an account that uses it. Rather than disable it, I’m moving back to Tweetbot. It’s a shame that I have to lose out on native features like Polls but I’m not about to degrade my account security because you guys are too slow to fix this issue. Such a shame.
the autetication screen is blank no where to add the code. i get the token but no where to added on the screen
2 versions in, and still no fix for 2-factor authentication. 1/5
After logging in, a blank popup appears (I assume for 2fa), and then nothing. 2 versions, and the most secure users are unable to use this app.
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?
Two factor authentication popup shows blank screen 1/5
By Kin Gold
I try to use Twitter mac app with two factor authentication enabled on my Twitter account. Everytime, I sign in, it texts me with my two factor code, but the popup where I suppose to enter the code is always blank. The app doesn’t work on macOS Sierra
Still really funny 1/5
I don’t know what the bugs were with 4.2.1, other than it not being able to deal with two factor. 4.2.2 still couldn’t deal with it. 4.2.3 came out today. Can it deal with two factor? Nope.
Listen, Twitter, if you don’t want to support this app, that’s fine. I’m sure not many people use it. But if you aren’t going to support it and make it work, take it down from the app store. I find it to be more convenient to have this app open than use my phone, but I’m not going to turn off two factor out of sheer principle. I want to see how long it takes for you to fix this.
Terrible. How is this app getting *worse* with updates? 1/5
Lol “bug fixes"
Worst MacOS app 1/5
This application is awful. If I stop the twitter stream it never restarts again properly. It hangs when I pick “scroll to top”, and won’t properly scroll down. I have to kill and restart this frozen app multiple times a day. Was this even tested on Sierra??? Please fix this application, it makes the Twitter service look bad having such a horrible app.
Can’t even Log in using 2FA 1/5
Not able to log in using 2 factor authentication - text verification screen just white - GG.
no send tweet via dm? 1/5
or sticker capability???
Crashes Constantly 1/5
Needlessly causes my Mac to slow down at startup, crashes 4-5 times a week (sometimes more) and is generally something to avoid. Use the iOS version instead. This one’s trouble.
Getting better 4/5
In my experience, the app is getting smoother and the quirks are resolving. I’m not having any of the issues that other reviewers are having with the latest update, but I just did a clean install of MacOS. The app is worth it.
New version is broken 1/5
You’ve got like one more day to fix this Twitter App before I decide to pay for someone else's App. I was always good with the stock Twitter App but this update is broken. Everything loads super slow. You literally get the spinning beach ball everytime you click anywhere.
Was not bad before the last update. Now it’s freezing like hell :( Not good.
It constantly pops up saying “Live stream interrupted, would you like to reload or turn off?”. Every single time it bounces the dock icon (no option to turn off) and there’s no way to tell it to just default to turning it off if it’s not working.