Twitter clients working again on Windows 8

Twitter clients running on Windows 8 appear to be working again, which leads us to believe the issues caused by the social network have been resolved. We've received a number of tips from readers who have noticed services being resumed and tweets being published, when using third-party apps on Microsoft's latest version of Windows.

It was only yesterday that we reported on Windows 8 Twitter clients experiencing issues with some functionality. Said problems were said to be caused by 'an unannounced alteration' Twitter has made to its API that breaks a thing or two with actions that use HTTP "POST", such as authentication, sending tweet / retweets up to the sky.

We've just attempted to send a tweet out in Tweetro, which sent without issues, so it seems as though we're good to go. Do let us know should you still be experiencing problems with Windows 8 Twitter clients.

This is just a small heads up for those dedicated Sunday Twitter users. Thanks to everyone who gave the heads up!

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • I never had any problems with Tweetro. Mine has been working fine and still is.
  • Approximately how many apps are available for download on W8???
  • 1800
  • No. It's about 9000
  • I really don't know if you're joking or not but that number doesn't mean anything. Worldwide there are approximately 10,000, here on my Surface (US), I get about 5500, but on my laptop (Windows 8 Pro), I get about 6000 (Desktop apps included).
  • 10,000? :O
    No way!!
  • Yes Way.
  • I bet they only had 1600 on 26th! WPC even wrote it somewhere
  • Stop being ridiculous. Here are the facts:
  • I tried the Surface on the mall, and I'm sold. I'm buying one as soon as I can. I started to save money .. I'm only 17 people.
  • ?
  • What? I'm sharing my experience. ._.
  • I'm already saving for the Surface Pro for my birthday, and the Lumia 920 for Christmas...:) I'm only 14 people. :P
  • Lol that's what's up.
  • Never had a problem with Rowi
  • Never Never had a problem with Rowi.
  • I used Rowi the past two days on Win8 it does not hold a candle to Gleek! the features in Gleek are really nice and the app is wicked smooth. I have both Gleek and Cowlick on my WP7 device and just gleek on my win8 rig both to me are outstanding twitter apps. in fact I think Gleek should be the offical Win8 twitter app.