Twitter is discontinuing TweetDeck for Mac starting today
Twitter abruptly discontinued the TweetDeck app for Mac with immediate effect, with users redirected to TweetDeck on the web to continue using the service.
Announced in a tweet on Wednesday, Twitter said, “We are saying goodbye to TweetDeck for the Mac app to focus on improving TweetDeck and testing our new preview. July 1 is the last day it will be available. You can still use TweetDeck on the web, and more invitations to try the preview will be rolling out over the next few months!
TweetDeck is a popular tool used by businesses and content creators to schedule tweets, display notifications, and access direct messages.
Tweetdeck’s macOS client will disappear at the end of the month
Bad news for fans of TweetDeck on Mac: this official client for Twitter will soon be gone. From July 1, 2022, it will no longer be possible to use the app and you will have to go through the service’s website to take advantage of this Twitter intended more for professionals, with its multiple columns and some advanced functions.
The announcement is quite abrupt and the month’s notice quite short, even if TweetDeck’s macOS client has never been a model for a native app for the Mac, or for any platform for that matter. Twitter now prefers to focus its efforts on the web version which should also benefit from a major update in the coming months.
If you prefer to have an app in the Dock, you can refer to Tweeten, a free Twitter client which is explicitly inspired by TweetDeck and which is offered for macOS, but also for Windows and even Linux. It even offers better integration for Macs, including the management of the Touch Bar on laptops that are equipped with it.
Twitter announces the end of TweetDeck on Mac for July 1st
The end of the TweetDeck application on Mac
“As of July 1, the TweetDeck app for Mac will be discontinued. You can continue to access TweetDeck from the web,” says a banner when opening the app. Twitter also confirmed the news through a tweet. “We are saying goodbye to TweetDeck for the Mac app to focus on improving TweetDeck and testing our new preview. July 1 is the last day the app will be available. You can still use TweetDeck on the web and more invitations to test the preview will be issued over the next few months! “, can we read.
TweetDeck, acquired by Twitter in 2011, is a Twitter client that allows users to view multiple columns of tweets side-by-side at the same time. The application was distributed on the Mac App Store, but it will no longer be available from July.