All hail Lord Helix: v1.2.0.0

This is the final update upon the MetroTwit for Desktop end-of-life. For more information, read the announcement on our blog.

Release notes:

  • Added support for custom Twitter API tokens
  • Added cross-account retweeting
  • Fixed mentions not loading when there are no new mentions
  • Fixed crashes with keyboard navigation
  • Fixed scrolling performance with lots of images
  • Fixed other rare crashes
  • Fixed unfollowing users
  • Whole new window-ing system that should reduce the bugs related to moving/resizing the window
  • Removed yFrog image service and defaulted Twitter Pic
  • Added scrolling buttons to accounts list
  • Fixed activity popup crashing on double click
  • Fixed DMs with links not showing
  • Added user app filtering: use with @username:appname (ex. @JohnDoe:Spotify)
  • Tweaked menu button placement in small windows
  • Tweaked popup column positioning
  • Fixed “view conversation” link disappearing after clicking
  • Fixed Twitter photo thumbnail quality
  • Added support for narrow window sizes
  • Fixed TwitPic previews
  • Tweaked theme style
  • Fixed TwitPic and yFrog uploads failing
  • Changed media previews to be bigger size
  • Fixed some Twitter streaming issues
  • Fixed manual refresh

Loop 5/03/2014: 1.2.0.0

This is the final update upon the MetroTwit for Desktop end-of-life. For more information, read the announcement on our blog.

Release notes:

  • Minor tweaks

Sunsetting MetroTwit: all good things must come to an end

We are saddened to announce the end-of-life of the MetroTwit for Desktop and MetroTwit for Windows 8 apps effective immediately.

Due to the “access token limit” imposed by Twitter since August 2012, we are preemptively sunsetting MetroTwit due to technical limitations of Twitter’s API which may prevent existing users from accessing the app after the limit has been crossed.

Effective immediately, we will be removing the MetroTwit for Desktop installer and MetroTwit for Windows 8 Store listing to ensure the app remains usable by all current users.

If you’re a current MetroTwit user, we apologise for the inconvenience but don’t worry, the apps you love to use will continue to work. However, we will not be supporting the app or releasing any major new features and updates.

We’re extremely proud to have worked on MetroTwit and want to thank the over 400,000 Twitter users who used MetroTwit over the past 4 years and have helped shape and support it.

A very special thanks to our MetroTwit Loop beta group who have been our exceedingly enthusiastic supporters and have let us know both the good and bad about MetroTwit since our first beta version.

None of us could have ever imagined what a humble Photoshop mockup would become as popular and acclaimed as MetroTwit. Not without its challenges and struggles, we’re proud to have worked on this app and its many updates.

Once again, thank you all.

The MetroTwit team
David Golden, Winston Pang, Long Zheng


Loop 24/02/2014: 1.1.0.3134

MetroTwit Loop is the nightly beta for MetroTwit. Use the in-app updater to receive this MetroTwit Loop update.

Release notes:

  • Added support for custom Twitter API tokens

Loop 16/02/2014: 1.1.0.3133

MetroTwit Loop is the nightly beta for MetroTwit. Use the in-app updater to receive this MetroTwit Loop update.

Release notes:

  • Added cross-account retweeting
  • Fixed mentions not loading when there are no new mentions
  • Fixed crashes with keyboard navigation
  • Fixed scrolling performance with lots of images
  • Fixed other rare crashes