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."|
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.
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.