In July, Twitter will Deactivate TweetDeck for Mac
Twitter said Wednesday it will deactivate its TweetDeck application for Mac users starting in July. The company tweeted that on June 15, it planned to shut down the Mac app and encouraged users to visit TweetDeck.com to continue using the program. In 2014, Twitter announced it would stop supporting the application for its Mac operating system, but kept updating it and continued offering support for it. Twitter also said people can use TweetDeck Web on a computer’s browser instead of downloading the Mac version of the software from its website.”
TweetDeck for its Mac Application
In 2014, Twitter announced that it would stop supporting TweetDeck for its Mac application. The company said that users could still use the application but that it would no longer be updated. Since then, the company has kept the application alive and updated but tweeted that it plans to shut down its Mac app on Wednesday, June 15. According to Twitter, the company will be shutting down its TweetDeck application for Mac on Wednesday, July 19. The company announced that it would stop supporting TweetDeck for its Mac application in 2014 and has kept the application alive and updated since then.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Twitter said that users could still use their TweetDeck client but that it would no longer be updated. The announcement comes just days after Twitter announced that it planned to shut down its Vine app for Windows phone devices.
“We’re officially winding down support for TweetDeck for Mac,” the company said in a statement posted to its help website. “TweetDeck’s current version will continue to work until June 15th, 2019.”
TweetDeck users are likely to be disappointed by Twitter’s decision. The app has been a favorite of Mac and Macbook users since it was first released in 2010, and it has since kept the application alive and updated.
However, tweeted that it plans to shut down its Mac app on Wednesday, June 15. Users can visit TweetDeck.com to continue using the application however, this will not be available on iPhones or iPads as those devices do not support web apps at present.
While some may see this news as an opportunity for third-party developers such as Seesmic and UberSocial (which does offer versions for both Windows Phone 7 and Android), others might feel that they’re better off looking elsewhere for their social media needs: after all, if you’re used to using TweetDeck already then why would you want to switch?
TweetDeck to Continue Using the Application
If you’re not a Mac user, don’t be too bummed. You can continue using TweetDeck on the web, as well as in mobile apps for Android and iOS.
If you do use MacOS, however, there is some good news: An update is coming soon that will add direct integration with Twitter business profiles (where you can manage your account).
Mac Version of Tweetdeck
- Twitter will be removing the Mac version of Tweetdeck before the start of July.
- Twitter said users can visit TweetDeck.com to continue using the application.
- TweetDeck for Windows and iOS will not be affected by this change and will remain available on their respective platforms.
A decade ago, TweetDeck was one of the first apps to allow 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.
Alternative to TweetDeck for Mac
- The native Twitter app for Mac was removed from the Mac App Store on March 27, 2018. However, there are other options available.
- Twitter has certain restrictions when it comes to third-party developers using its API, so another app can’t bebe developed with an identical set of features. There are several apps available on the Mac App Store, though none is a true 1: is 1 alternative to TweetDeck.
- One option you have is to turn TweetDeck.com into a Mac app. That can be accomplished with an app like Fluid, which is free to download.
- It’s super easy to use and can turn any website into a Mac app. Simply enter a URL and click the ‘Create’ button. Though not a perfect solution, it will be the closest thing to a TweetDeck Mac app when the native app is removed.
Needless to say, this decision is going to be a big change for many people who rely on Tweetdeck for their daily Twitter experience. Though the company has been hyping up web-based TweetDeck as an alternative, it’s still a bit of a hassle compared to the Mac desktop app that was once supported by Twitter itself. We do have some high hopes that web-based TweetDecks across all platforms (including mobile devices!) will become more intuitive and streamlined in the future, especially given how ubiquitous they already are among social media managers and other power users of Twitter.
In case you haven’t heard, Twitter is ending support for its Mac desktop app and will be pushing users toward a web-based version of TweetDeck instead. This is a big change, but not one that should cause too much worry among power users who rely on the platform.
The good news is that Twitter has been hyping up the web-based version of TweetDeck as an alternative to the Mac desktop app, so it’s likely to be just as feature-rich as ever—and even more so since it’ll be available across all platforms (including mobile devices).
We do have some high hopes for how this transition will go: we think that web-based TweetDecks across all platforms (including mobile devices!) will become more intuitive and streamlined in the future, especially given how ubiquitous they already are among social media managers and other power users of Twitter.