Twitter can't decide if it wants to kill third-party apps


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Twitter's complicated relationship with developers is about to get a whole lot worse. 

That's because the company can't seem to make up its mind on whether it wants to keep third-party Twitter clients around. 

Some quick background for those who aren't up to speed on Twitter developers' latest headaches: a year ago, the company announced a bunch of changes to its developer policies that the company billed as its latest effort to make the platform a more hospitable place for developers. 

But what it didn't publicize, was that the sweeping API changes would also impose new limits that would effectively "break" the vast majority of third-party Twitter clients. Making matters worse, Twitter never made the beta version of its new API widely available to these developers, who were growing increasingly worried their apps would stop working as of the June 19, 2018, migration date.  Read more...

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