Last week on September 27 Apple Watch lost the Twitter app support. The app listing on the App Store no more mentions support for the wearable device. The disappearance of the Twitter Apple Watch app came around the same time when the firm announced its extended 280 character limit for tweets.
The Apple Watch app is not visible for those who have updated their iOS (version 7.8) and watchOS app. Macrumours website says the Twitter app earlier last week started witnessing crashes often and was having trouble showing the Twitter icon on notifications on the watchOS 4. The removal might have to do something in relation to it.
This means that Apple Watch users now won’t be able to browse Twitter from their wearable devices.
However, they will still get the Twitter notifications on their watches as it mirrors them from the connected iPhone. Users can still see who is sending them a direct message and who mentioned them in a tweet.
The Twitter spokesperson did not deny the removal of the Twitter Apple Watch app from the App Store but did say to TechCrunch that the firm is shifting focus to mirroring notifications from the native app. “We heard from people that notifications were the most helpful part of the Apple Watch Twitter experience. With this, we are focusing on supporting more robust, media-rich notifications. We are committed to providing the very best Twitter experience on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Apple Watch, and we’ll continue to iterate and improve our apps across all platforms,” said Dan Jackson, a Twitter spokesperson.
WatchOS 4 was introduced by Apple back in June during the WWDC 2017 conference. At the September 12 iPhone X launch event, the firm announced that the watchOS 4 will start rolling out by September 19. The new OS version runs on the Apple Watch Series 1, Series 2 and the new-launched Series 3 (pre-installed).