Back in early 2018, Twitter announced that they would be discontinuing its app for Mac. The company instead directed users to the web version of Twitter. However, for those who prefer having a native Mac app for their Twitter needs, you’ll be pleased to learn that the app will be making a comeback.
However, it might not necessarily be the same version you might remember. This is because the new Twitter app for Mac will be courtesy of Apple’s Project Catalyst. In case you’re not familiar with Project Catalyst, it is Apple’s initiative to help developers port their iOS apps onto Mac. This means that the version you can expect can sort of be seen as a hybrid app of sorts.
According to Twitter, “We are excited that Project Catalyst will enable us to bring Twitter back to the Mac by leveraging our existing iOS codebase. We’ll also be able to add native Mac features on top of our existing iPad experience, while keeping our maintenance efficient as we continue to improve this shared codebase in the years to come.”
Twitter had stated that the reason why they discontinued their previous Mac app was because it was not sustainable for them to maintain two separate codebases. However, with Project Catalyst, it means that they can leverage their existing iOS codebase which will make it easier for the company.