RIP: The TweetDeck app for Mac is dead
RIP to our favorite friend.
The TweetDeck app for Mac is being phased out. The last day it will work is July 1. That’s a long run for the app, which was launched in 2011, shortly after Twitter purchased TweetDeck for $40 million.
Now the Mac app is also disappearing on July 1. Twitter says that it’s to “focus on making TweetDeck even better and testing our new Preview.” RIP to the Mac app, you’ve been our friendly companion for a decade now.
Due to Twitter’s shutdown of the TweetDeck for Mac app, the web application will be the only option. That still looks the same as it did years ago unless you’re in the preview beta.
That said, you can hack your way into the beta by changing a small string in the developer view of your browser.
The other recent TweetDeck news is that Twitter might be limiting access to those who subscribe to Twitter Blue. That would suck for those of us who prefer to use TweetDeck.
Then again, if revenue is coming in, maybe Twitter can actually update the web app and give us new desktop apps.
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