Users of third-party Twitter clients are experiencing login and feed problems. Popular apps Tweetbot, Echofon, and Twitterrific have confirmed the issues but don’t know what caused them.
Many Twitter clients, such as Tweetbot, are having difficulty logging in. We’ve contacted Twitter for more info but haven’t received a response yet.
We anticipate this is just a brief issue, and we’ll keep you updated as soon as we have more information.
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Echofon has stopped working due to Twitter’s changes to permissions. Instead of the app authorization page, an error message appears.
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App makers voiced their discontent on Mastadon: Sean Heber (Twitterrific dev) asked “Did Twitter just kill 3rd party clients?” and Paul Hadad (Tweetbot) hoped it was an automated spam protection issue causing the suspensions.
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Haddad reported the issue began at 7:30 PM PT today, noting that all API requests from apps were failing.
Twitter likely changed its API, causing third-party apps to malfunction. Is this a deliberate attempt to restrict access?
Users reported difficulty accessing Twitter from clients such as Fenix, Twitpane, Feather and Talon – with the official client or website being the only way to access.
On the Twitter developer portal, apps appear as “Suspended,” according to a post on the dev forum.
The plot thickens…