Twitter is back on the Mac.
After pulling the plug on its original application for that operating system in March 2018 and directing Mac users to the web version of Twitter, the social network took advantage of Apple’s release of Project Catalyst for MacOS 10.15 Catalina in June and created a Mac-specific version of its iPad app.
Senior staff software engineer Nolan O’Brien said in a blog post in June, “We are excited that Project Catalyst will enable us to bring Twitter back to the Mac by leveraging our existing iOS codebase. We’ll also be able to add native Mac features on top of our existing iPad experience, while keeping our maintenance efficient as we continue to improve this shared codebase in the years to come.”
Apple released MacOS 10.15 Catalina earlier this week.
The new app is available via the Mac App Store, but only people who have installed the new operating system will see the “Get” button.