Twitter has announced today that it is removing the ability to
create Twitter Moments from its iOS and Android applications. The
company says that making Moments will still be possible from the
desktop web version of Twitter, while you’ll also still be able to
view Moments from iOS and Android.
In a series of tweets this afternoon, Twitter explained
that when features aren’t used very often, it removes them in an
effort to focus on building other features. In this instance,
support for creating Twitter Moments through the iOS and Android
applications has been around since 2016, so it’s certainly
noticeable to see Twitter pulling the plug on the capability.
If Moments isn’t getting enough use, sure, kill the feature. But kill it everywhere. It makes no sense to keep it but make it desktop-only. Mobile is where people use Twitter most.