Third-party Twitter Apps Are Experiencing an Outage

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Twitter clients like Fenix and Flamingo (for Android) seem to be facing an interruption, but the reason is unknown at the moment.

The developers of these clients have not received any information from Twitter regarding whether the problem is caused by a technical error or something else.

This downtime has also been reported for iOS third-party Twitter apps such as Tweetbot and Twitterific.

These apps are preferred by their users because of additional features such as deep customizations including theming, chronological display of tweets, and zero ads.

There are rumours and speculations from Twitter users and some media outlets that this could be an attempt by Twitter to discontinue the use of third-party clients. However, it’s worth noting that the interruption may not be affecting all third-party clients.

Third-party applications depend on Twitter’s API to access the data from the service, this has been a contentious issue in the past as the company had a history of ignoring tools for external developers. However, prior to Elon Musk’s acquisition of the company, it seemed that this attitude was changing. It’s unclear what his stance is on alternative Twitter apps as he has not publicly expressed any positive or negative views on them.

No tweets have been posted regarding the supposed interruption from the official Twitter account, the Twitter Support account, or Elon Musk.

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