Twitter announces that TweetDeck for Mac will end on July 1st

by Gustavo da Cunha Pimenta

Twitter has announced that it will end the provision of 'TweetDeck for Mac', the official client application for macOS, on July 1, 2022. Twitter explains that the reason for the discontinuation is 'to improve TweetDeck and focus on testing new previews.'

Twitter cancels TweetDeck for Mac effective July 1 --9to5Mac

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TweetDeck was born in 2008 when Adobe programmers developed a client app for Twitter with Adobe AIR . TweetDeck is characterized by the ability to create columns for each follower and topic to manage the remarks of a large number of followers, and as Twitter becomes more popular, TweetDeck, which has been responding to Twitter updates one by one, also It has become a popular app. And in May 2011, TweetDeck was acquired by Twitter for $ 40 million and became the official client application.

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TweetDeck for Mac was significantly improved in 2021 to have the same specifications as the web app version. At that time, Twitter emphasized that TweetDeck for Mac was 'not very loved' and that it was 'a service owned and operated by Twitter that continues to invest.'

However, since the support will end on July 1, 2022, macOS version users need to use the web application version if they want to use TweetDeck for Mac. 9to5Mac, an Apple-related news media, offers a solution that says, 'With Unite for macOS , you can use the web app version of TweetDeck like a macOS app.'

However, TweetDeck's official Twitter account suggests that it may be developing a new TweetDeck for Mac, saying that when the new TweetDeck for Mac is released, some people will be invited to preview. I am.

From the description in the TweetDeck code, Twitter will provide TweetDeck as a function of the subscription plan ' Twitter Blue ' of $ 2.99 (about 400 yen) per month, which will be deployed only in North America, Australia and New Zealand at the time of article creation. The possibility is reported.

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