The Twitter client has lost many features, plus their Apple Watch app is gone.
Tapbots, the developers of Tweetbot for iOS and MacOS (and watchOS) have released a new update to the app, removing many useful features because of a Twitter API change. Because of these changes, the Apple Watch app has been completely removed.
The release notes of the update state the following:
On August 16th Twitter will disable parts of their public interface that we use in Tweetbot. Because Twitter has chosen not to provide alternatives to these interfaces we have been forced to disable or degrade certain features. We’re sorry about this, but unfortunately this is totally out of our control. Timeline streaming on WiFi is now disabled. Your timelines will now refresh automatically every 1-2 minutes instead. Push notifications for Mentions and Direct Messages will now be delayed by a few minutes. Push notifications for Likes, Retweets, Follows and Quotes have been disabled. We’ll be investigating bring some of these back in the future. Activity and Stats tabs have been removed. Watch app, which depended heavily on Activity data, has been removed.
They claim that the watchOS app had to be removed because it requires Activity data. This comes after many other massive developers removed their apps for watchOS, a big one being Instagram.
Features like push notifications, streaming and other features have been removed from the iOS app, making it less useful than it once was. We hope to see Twitter making some changes that allow the developer to bring back removed features.