Twitter has long been a key part of how you navigate Twitter apps for iOS and Android. Basically, if you type in a tweet you are automatically accepted as a public sender, as long as it is within your username field. As has been widely documented, this very limited “expert typing” feature is the reason why three out of five of us forget our Twitter login password.
Well, now the thing is being brought down for Mac users with a “mistake” that should only be caused by an API (Application Programming Interface) error. Essentially, despite having seven or so “twitters” to choose from, clicking on a press on the keyboard won’t open them up.
Unfortunately, this could potentially lead to the entry of any word into a tweet being missed because Twitter doesn’t have in place a means of identifying its content.
Currently Twitter says it has updated its APIs to allow people to enter tweets without relying on a password, so that any changes made to a user’s account are trusted.
While the current version of the API API is supposedly now free to developers, the outage could see this changed once again to add further challenges to the Twitter API by limiting access to specific words or phrases in a user’s username field.
Twitter said it was working to fix the problem as soon as possible.
We will update this article as soon as we have more information.