A new Twitter for Mac update fixes an annoying notifications bug

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Twitter on Mac (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Twitter for Mac has received an update.
  • The new version fixes an issue that prevented notification badges from clearing.
  • The update is available from the Mac App Store.

Twitter has today released an updated version of its Twitter app for Mac. The new version doesn't bring with it any big new bells or whistles, but it does have a fix for an irritating bug relating to notification badges.

Some users noticed that the previous version of Twitter didn't correctly reset its notification badge when tweets had been read. Thankfully, this update solves that issue. Hopefully for good.

Improvement: improved the reliability of clearing notification badges. Let us know if this continues to be an issue!

That fix is the only change outlined in the release notes for Twitter 8.9, although it's likely that there were some under-the-hood changes as well.

If you've been suffering from troublesome notification badges, now is a great time to update Twitter on your Mac via the Mac App Store. And be sure to let Twitter's support team know if you're still having the issue, too!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.