After June 19, 2018, Twitter is removing streaming services from third-party apps such as Tweetbot and Twitterific. This means that you won’t receive push notifications from those apps, and your timeline won’t refresh automatically.

Twitter is doing this to focus “on data features and access, more than on delivering client app product features.”1 Despite having third-party apps to thank for much of whatever success it currently has, Twitter wants you to use the Twitter website, or its own apps. That’s where the money is. Unfortunately (for me, at least), my head hurts whenever I use Twitter’s native offerings.

If Twitter doesn’t change course before June 19, I could see myself spending even more time on micro.blog than I am now. There could be many other users of third-party apps who use Twitter much less, too.