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Got an Apple watch? Twitter app is no longer available for you

Google pulled support for Google Maps on the Apple Watch earlier this year, and retailers including Amazon and eBay did the same

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As Twitter announced to double its 140-character limit to 280, many Watch users across the world were left disappointed on Thursday when they realised that the app has disappeared.

According to a report in TechCrunch, Twitter's App Store page no longer notes compatibility with the Watch.

With the rollout of the Twitter for (version 7.8) app, the Watch app was removed, the report noted.

Two users tweeted:


A Twitter spokesperson told TechCrunch: "We heard from people that notifications were the most helpful part of the Twitter experience. With this, we are focusing on supporting more robust, media-rich notifications.

"We are committed to providing the very best Twitter experience on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Apple Watch, and we'll continue to iterate and improve our apps across all platforms."

Not just Twitter, has also quit Apple Watch platform in the recent past.

"pulled support for Maps on the Apple Watch earlier this year, and retailers including and did the same," the report said.

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.

First Published: Thu, September 28 2017. 11:20 IST