Twitter Removing TweetDeck For Mac In July

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A new article on Search Engine Journal reports that Twitter is shutting down the TweetDeck app for Mac on July 1. Here's what you can use as an alternative.



Twitter is dropping support for the Mac version of TweetDeck on July 1, at which time it will only be accessible through a web browser. Users of TweetDeck for Mac were alerted to this change when they opened the app today. At the top of the screen a message reads:

"TweetDeck for Mac is saying goodbye. Beginning July 1, the TweetDeck for Mac application will be removed. You can continue accessing TweetDeck on the web."
The decision to remove TweetDeck for Mac comes one year after it received a significant upgrade, bringing it to parity with the web app. Few details behind the decision were provided. Perhaps the app became too taxing to maintain, or maybe its user base wasn't meeting company expectations. We do know this marks the end of what was once a must-have app for every social media manager with a MacBook.

Why Is TweetDeck For Mac Shutting Down?

In an announcement on Twitter, the TweetDeck team says shuttering the Mac app allows them to devote more resources to improving the web-based version. After July 1, TweetDeck will no longer have an app of any kind. When TweetDeck was owned and operated by an independent company, it used to have apps for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android.

The mobile apps shuttered in 2013, two years after TweetDeck was acquired by Twitter. A shut down of the Windows app followed in 2016. TweetDeck for Mac held on the longest, likely due to its devoted fanbase, but now its time has come too.

Community Reaction

TweetDeck had a loyal base of users who aren't happy to see one of their favorite tools disappear. When it launched over a decade ago TweetDeck was one of the first apps that allowed Twitter users to create custom columns, making it possible to monitor multiple feeds at once.

That made TweetDeck an indispensable tool for social media professionals and avid Twitter users. TweetDeck remained a beloved desktop app, and it comes as a surprise that it's getting shut down. Longtime users aren't thrilled with the idea of having to use the web-based version.
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  • I have been using the web version for years. Even though it works well, having a dedicated app for Tweetdeck would have made things easier for me. For most people, it's just one more tab. But when you're handling multiple accounts, having your tweets, notification, analytics, and DMs all in one app, separate from everything else, makes the workflow easier.
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    • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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      Which is why many social managers in my network don't like pulling TweetDeck from Apple.

      Originally Posted by John Jonas Phil VA View Post

      But when you're handling multiple accounts, having your tweets, notification, analytics, and DMs all in one app, separate from everything else, makes the workflow easier.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Far and away, using the web-based version of Tweetdeck on my laptop for years saved me incredible amounts of time and energy. Building lists based on keywords and hashtags is quick and easy on Tweetdeck; this makes for simple targeting.

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  • Profile picture of the author Old Molases
    This is kinda sad. What can be the alternatives to this?
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