The Twitter mobile app no longer works on Windows Phone 8.1

The Twitter mobile app no longer works on Windows Phone 8.1
We hate to deliver bad news, but if you're still rocking a Windows Phone 8.1 handset in 2018, you have just lost the ability to use the Twitter mobile app. This wasn't a total surprise, as Twitter already said that it would pull support for the platform once June rolled around. Twitter also has pulled support for Windows 10 Mobile builds that pre-date the Fall Creators Update. The Twitter website on mobile Internet Explorer has a bug that will incorrectly display a connection error page after a user sends a new tweet, or replies to one. A tap on the back button will make everything right again until the next time you want to write again (see what we did there?).

If you have a Windows Phone 8.1 handset, you can use a third-party Twitter app. In fact, if you are a veteran Windows Phone user, third party apps have probably been you way of life since the day that you first turned on your Nokia Lumia 530.

There are several third-party Twitter apps available from the Microsoft Store. You might need to test out a few to find the one that appeals to you. Some of the choices include:

  • Peregrine (free)
  • weeTweet (free)
  • Fake Tweet (free)
  • mo Tweets (free)
  • Tweetium ($2.99)
And if these third-party Twitter apps don't satisfy you, you can always buy a new phone with a platform (iOS or Android) that supports all of the popular apps.

source: AAWP



1. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Hopefully the Symbian twitter client still works.

2. Whitedot

Posts: 866; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Wait till PA posts an affiliate article to buy Windows phone. Epic.

3. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Twitter has a new PWA that was released about a month ago. I don't have a Twitter account so I don't care but it would be nice to inform the public.

4. Pigaro

Posts: 88; Member since: May 15, 2016

Are people still using windows phones in this era

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