New Twitter For iOS Update Removes The Apple Watch App
Twitter had seen fit to release an iOS update yesterday that brought a major change featuring its companion pp for the Apple Watch. Twitter for iOS update has now removed the companion Apple Watch app for unknown reasons. Once you update your Twitter for iOS app to version 7.8, its companion app disappears from the wearable's Home screen. The update has also patched a bug that disallowed users to upload high-resolution photos. So let's dive in to see some more details on the subject.
Twitter For iOS Removed The Companion Apple Watch App In New Update
According to Reddit, the app disappears from the Apple Watch Home screen after the app updates to version 7.8 on the iPhone. At this point in time, there have been no official statements released from the micro-blogging site regarding the removal of its companion Apple Watch app. The app basically added some of the trending tweets on your wrist, which was a major plus as you would not have to open your iPhone every time you want to see the latest tweets. In addition to this, you also had the availability to see the most recent tweets from the people you follow. Moreover, the ability to dictate tweet was definitely a plus.
Since the reasons for the removal of the Apple Watch Twitter app are yet unknown at this point, the folks over at MacRumors forum suggest that the Twitter app on the Apple Watch was starting to crash and had difficulty showing the app icon on the Home screen after watchOS 4 rolled out. Henceforth, the app could have been temporarily removed and it could potentially return with a stable build. However, these are mere assumptions and the final decision remains with the company.
At the time of writing, the support article of the app is available, even though the company has removed the Apple Watch screenshots from the App Store description. Do take note that this is not the first time a company has removed its companion app from the App Store. Other apps which have also removed their host Apple Watch apps from the App Store over time include Google Maps, Amazon and others. There will be more to the story so be sure to stay tuned in for more details.
This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Twitter for iOS removing its companion app from the Apple Watch? Do you think the company will relaunch it in the future? Share your views in the comments.
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