Changes in Twitterrific 5 for iOS and macOS (updated August 2018)

Please note that Push Notification and Live Streaming will work intermittently starting on August 16th, 2018 and will continue until August 23rd, 2018, when Twitter completes its shutdown of these services.

Due to changes in the Twitter API (application programming interface), Twitterrific 5 for iOS and macOS will no longer support the following features as of August 23rd, 2018. The features affected are:

  • Push Notifications
  • Live Streaming

What does this mean for you?

Push Notifications

  • You will no longer be notified when someone likes one of your tweets, quotes you, replies to you, retweets, sends you a direct message or follows you.
  • Because Push Notifications also power the Today view (iOS) and our Apple Watch app (iOS), both of these have been retired as of the version 5.20 update.

Live Streaming

  • Tweets will no longer stream in real time onto your Timeline.
  • Direct Messages will be delayed by up to two minutes.

Can anything be done to re-enable these features?

Push Notifications

  • Unfortunately, there is no workaround to re-enable this feature.

Live Streaming

  • As of version 5.20 (iOS) and version 5.3.3 (macOS), Twitterrific automatically refreshes the Timeline every two minutes. This also applies to Twitter Lists, which is a change from previous versions.

We will publish additional Knowledge Base articles to help users with this transition as much as possible. Please do not hesitate to e-mail if you have additional questions.