Frequently Asked Questions.
Is Twitter shutting down 3rd Party apps soon?
No. On August 16th Twitter will be removing the streaming API used by Tweetbot and other 3rd party clients. They have a replacement API with most of the same features and we are trying to get access to it. Even if we can't get access to this new API, the majority of features in Tweetbot will still work. In the worst case scenario we won’t be able show notifications for Likes/Retweets and notifications for Tweets, Mentions, DMs & Follows would be delayed for 1-2 minutes. You’ll still be able to read your timeline, mentions, DMs and post Tweets just like you do today.
Why doesn’t Tweetbot support group direct messages, polls, or Twitter bookmarks?
Twitter currently doesn’t provide access to a few features to 3rd party developers. If they ever do enable public access, we will be happy to add them.
I already bought Tweetbot for iOS. Do I have to buy Tweetbot for Mac?
Tweetbot for Mac and iOS are completely separate apps. A lot of hard work goes into developing and maintaining each version, so we must charge for each to be sustainable as a small company.
Is Tweetbot 3 for Mac a free update for Tweetbot 2 for Mac users?
No. Tweetbot for Mac was originally released in 2012. We released Tweetbot 2 for Mac as a free update in 2015. Tweetbot 3 has been rewritten from the ground up and been in development for over a year. The purchase of Tweetbot 3 allows us to continue updating Tweetbot for years to come.
Security is important to me. How does Tweetbot handle my account access?
Your Twitter password never gets shared with Tweetbot. When you sign into your account via Tweetbot, it is done securely from Twitter’s website and Tweetbot is given permission to use your account via a token. You can always revoke Tweetbot’s access to your account from Twitter’s website at any time.