Having trouble locating Twitter in Apple’s App Store? That’s probably because, as of today, Twitter is now a News App.
The story broke on, of all places, Twitter—where Cory Bergman (co-founder of @BreakingNews) posted a screenshot of the top free News apps for iOS. Twitter now sits atop this list; whereas, before today, the app was 5th on the social networking charts behind three Facebook-owned properties and Pinterest.
Whoa looks like Twitter just switched from “social networking” to the “news” category in the App Store pic.twitter.com/Rm7ZoWgAj5
— Cory Bergman (@corybe) April 28, 2016
App developers are allowed to reclassify their apps per Apple’s dev guidelines whenever they are updating to a new versions, which is what Twitter did today.
The reclassification of Twitter as a News app comes one day after the company reported Q1 earnings, in which the company increased logged-in users by 3%, but missed revenue expectations and posted an $80 million net loss.