TweetDeck for Mac is shutting down on July 1st

Twitter CEO: ‘We need to be prepared for all scenarios’


Only a few months after Twitter spent $40 million to purchase TweetDeck in 2011, it launched new HTML5 apps for the browser, Home windows, and Mac. Now, with Elon Musk’s buy of Twitter nonetheless looming, and an edit button incoming, the net browser model can be all that’s left. Twitter shut down TweetDeck’s Home windows app in 2016, variations for iOS, Android, and Adobe Air went away in 2013, and now the Mac model is about to vanish after July 1st.

In a tweet, the crew stated the change is occurring “to concentrate on making TweetDeck even higher and testing our new Preview.” Twitter energy customers who use the app to observe totally different feeds of data received the message through a banner notification this morning. Twitter has been publicly testing an overhauled model of TweetDeck since final yr and is outwardly unwilling to keep up the Mac app as a wrapper for the net interface going ahead. New CEO Parag Agrawal lately fired a couple of leaders throughout the firm, and Musk has floated the concept of increasing Twitter’s reliance on subscription charges for income versus promoting. Whereas Musk has but to take management, it’s unclear how these strikes may have an effect on this product, and narrowing availability may push extra options that seem within the Twitter Blue subscription or related packages.

TweetDeck’s message to macOS users that the native application will be removed after July 1st

TweetDeck for Mac is saying goodbye
Picture: Twitter / Russell Brandom

Twitter’s personal native Mac app bit the mud in 2018, after going years with out including options to compete with purchasers like TweetDeck or third-party choices.

Not like the 2012 debacle when it all of the sudden pulled the chair on third-party apps through tight API restrictions, in 2022 Twitter has proven a dedication to opening and updating its API (and even perhaps decentralizing entry completely, sometime) to permit third-party purchasers which can be viable choices, however for many individuals who must work with Twitter on their desktop always, there’s just one TweetDeck.

Proper now, customers who wish to stick to the app however want to maintain it outdoors of their cluttered checklist of browser tabs do have a couple of different choices. 9to5Mac factors out that developer BZG affords free trials of Unite for macOS or Coherence X, which permit customers to show net apps into native functions utilizing both a WebKit backend (Unite) or Chromium (Coherence). An choice that I’ve used for a number of years throughout desktop platforms is the donation-supported Tweeten, which reworks the net app as a local software on Home windows (accessible from GitHub or the Microsoft Retailer) or macOS, or inside Chrome with a extra customizable expertise than the native web site.


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