TweetDeck started in 2008 and was acquired by Twitter in 2011. Since then, it has been popular among users because of its dashboard-style approach to sort out a large number of feeds. Just after a day the company released updated Windows 10 app, Twitter has decided to end support for the TweetDeck Windows app from next month.
The micro-blogging site said that it has been working on infrastructure projects like this to ensure that it has a stable foundation to continue improving TweetDeck in the future. In the past few months, the company has shipped features such as group Direct Messages, TweetDeck Teams, and a confirmation step before Tweeting to make it easier to surface GIFs, older content, Periscopes and Vines.
Amy Zima, Product Manager explained in a post on the official Twitter blog:
“To better focus on enhancing your TweetDeck experience, we’ll no longer support a standalone Windows app, if you use Windows, you’ll still be able to visit TweetDeck on the web — nothing is changing about TweetDeck itself, just where you access it from. This change will take effect on April 15th.”
Now, Windows users will have to access TweetDeck through the web. You’ll not even have to login to the TweetDeck account, if you’re already logged into any of the Twitter websites, including the analytics sites. You’ll be automatically logged into TweetDeck. This change has been rolled out to a few users and by next month everyone can notice this change.
Twitter has also provided steps to access TweetDeck on the web by pinning it to your taskbar:
- Open Chrome and type tweetdeck.com
- Click Customize and control > More tools > Add to taskbar
- You’ll be able to launch TweetDeck directly from your taskbar
While Twitter is ending support for the TweetDeck Windows app from April 15, it didn’t provide word about its Mac app. If you want to visit TweetDeck on the Web, click here.