Twitter recently has revealed that it will be ending support for iOS users who are not using the latest versions of the OS. This was made known to users through the release notes for version 7.29.1 and 7.30 of the app that were released earlier this month.
That said, users of iOS 9 or lower will still be able to use the app, albeit without updates. This could be beneficial for Twitter as well, as it will stop having to cater to legacy iOS versions, and allow it to take full advantage of features in the newer versions although only time will tell if it’s worth the tradeoff.
Meanwhile, it appears that only 5% of iOS users who are still on iOS 9 or lower. Hence, there’s only a very tiny minority of those on iOS who will no longer be getting updates.
That said, nothing of the like is being done for Android. This is rather understandable though since there are still over 30% of Android users who are still on version 5 Lollipop or lower. Obviously, this is too great a number for Twitter to replicate what the company has done for its iOS app.