Twitter to Restrict Third-Party App Abilities Starting August 16th

A new Twitter third-party app limit will go into effect on August 16th, restricting what the software can do on the microblog…

Twitter will soon enact changes to its policies regarding third-party apps. Beginning August 16th, the microblog will restrict third-party app capabilities. It’s a relatively big change. 

Twitter Third-Party App Limit begins August 16th

The company is on a trend to improve its platform through a number of changes. For instance, Twitter started to tackle its bot problem back in February. Then, in March, the microblog suspended a number of accounts for tweetdecking

Now, Twitter is making two big changes: 

  • Third-party apps can no longer stream tweets in real-time.
  • The company will delay or prevent push notifications.

While none of these changes will break third-party apps, they certainly will limit functionality. Since third-party apps can no longer stream tweets in real-time, users will have to manually refresh their feeds.

Also, Twitter will severely limit or totally prevent push notifications by third-party apps. Additionally, allowable push notifications will now be delayed by one to two minutes.

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