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Rumored: Development To Cease For Twitter’s Mac Client

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Here’s a piece of Twitter news that would really make me sad. According to former TechCrunch full-time writer guy, MG Siegler, Twitter will cease to support and develop Twitter for Mac.

We’ve reached out to Twitter for confirmation, and we’ll let you know what we hear. The last update for the client came in June of 2011, so it’s not like it’s an active project.

Twitter for Mac came over with the purchase of Tweetie, and many of us rely on it as our app of choice. With Twitter suggesting strongly that developers stop making clients that replicate its own app’s features, this is a bit of a head-scratcher.

Could Tweetdeck become Twitter For Mac? Perhaps, but for me, it’s too feature-rich for how I use Twitter.

UPDATE: We’ve heard from multiple sources that this has indeed been discussed, yet no official word from Twitter as of yet.

This is developing.

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