Today, Twitch has decided to cease the development and shut down its Twitch Desktop App. The complete termination of the Twitch Desktop App will occur on April 30th, as per the announcement. If you’ve been using the Desktop App, you have probably already been greeted with the following message:
Heads up! We’ve made the difficult decision to stop supporting the Twitch Desktop App on April 30th.
Over on Twitch’s official help channel, the developer noted that the move would allow them to invest time in enhancing and adding new ways to engage with the creators and communities. Those who will be missing the Twitch Desktop App are being instructed to bookmark Twitch.tv in their browsers for easy access.
It’s true: the Twitch Desktop App will be shut down on April 30th.
We‘ve made the difficult decision to say goodbye to the Twitch Desktop App on April 30th. This decision was not made lightly and came from a combination of usage and user feedback.
This move allows us to invest more heavily in enhancing and adding new ways to engage with the creators and communities you care about. If you’re used to using the Twitch Desktop App, we recommend bookmarking Twitch.tv in your browser of choice for easy access.
Considering the instructions given by Twitch, this means that the Desktop App is not coming back any time soon, and those who have used it will have to visit the most popular game streaming website through their favorite browser, even if it cause bleeding of extra memory due to other opened tabs.