Twitter Is Shutting Down TweetDeck For Windows App

Twitter Is Shutting Down TweetDeck For Windows App

Twitter Is Shutting Down TweetDeck For Windows App

Twitter has declared that support for the TweetDeck for Windows standalone application will be shut down. The company said that the effect will take place on April 15 and that it's only possible to use TweetDeck on the web.

"To better focus on enhancing your TweetDeck experience, we'll no longer support a standalone Windows app," Twitter Product Manager Amy Zima wrote in a Thursday blog post. The change will take effect on April 15.

Windows users will, of course, still be able to visit TweetDeck on the Web — "nothing is changing about TweetDeck itself, just where you access it from," Zima wrote.

Twitter obtained TweetDeck, In 2011 and in recent years, it has cut back on app support to increase focus on its Web presence. It was in 2013 that the San Francisco-based company pulled the plug on TweetDeck for iPhone and Android and the Adobe AIR desktop version. 

The new sign system sounds somewhat complicated, but it’s greater amount of an invisible improvement to accessing TweetDeck from within the browser. Previously, users always had to log in separately on the TweetDeck page, even if they were already signed into the Twitter client. In a feature rolling out within the coming weeks, that will all happen automatically. If we use Chrome, now there is the option to pin TweetDeck to our taskbar for easy access.

Twitter encouraged TweetDeck users on Windows to move to the Web-based application. TweetDeck on the Mac will not be influenced; it will continue to be available in the Mac App Store. more than three years ago Twitter yanked the iOS and Android versions of TweetDeck, saying then that it was focused on the Web app, and the Windows app no longer appears on Twitter's website. 

"We've been working on infrastructure projects like this to ensure we have a stable foundation to continue improving TweetDeck in the future," Zima said.

Zima suggests that those looking for instant TweetDeck access should consider pinning the site to your browser's taskbar.

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