Twitter Says Loss of 4 Million Users is Because of Apple iOS 8

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Twitter is fighting hard to maintain a healthy growth rate, and Apple apparently hasn’t been doing much to help.

Twitter lost four million users last quarter because of Apple’s roll-out of iOS 8, Twitter executives said Thursday.

Some three million of those users were lost because of a change to the Shared Links feature in the mobile Safari browser, which displays links from people’s Twitter followers. The other million were “Twitter-owned,” CFO Anthony Noto said during Twitter’s earnings call, without explaining further.

The vague remarks confused some people on Twitter’s quarterly earnings call. “Makes no sense to me,” tweeted Mark Gurman, senior editor at Apple news site 9to5Mac.

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SOURCE: PC World

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