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As Twitter announced to double its 140-character limit to 280, many Apple Watch users across the world were left disappointed on Thursday when they realised that the app has disappeared.
Two Apple Watch users tweeted:
Looks like Twitter pulled its Apple Watch OS app.
Unfortunate as it was one of the best apps on the device. pic.twitter.com/IYUM4RECN1— Zach Everson (@Z_Everson) September 27, 2017
A Twitter spokesperson told TechCrunch: "We heard from people that notifications were the most helpful part of the Apple Watch Twitter experience. With this, we are focusing on supporting more robust, media-rich notifications.ALSO READ: Twitter's new 280-character limit trial is a risky strategy
Meanwhile, Twitter has started testing 280-character tweets — doubling the previous 140-character limit — to help users become more expressive.
Currently, the 280-character tweet facility is available to a small group of its 328 million users but it would soon be rolled out globally, Twitter said in a blog post.