Last month, Twitter revealed that it was going to close the TweetDeck app on both the Android and Apple app stores. Well, the app doesn’t have long left, as Twitter confirmed that the program will be shut down for good on May 7th.
After May 7th, users won’t be able to access the service on their smartphones and it will also be taken off Google Play and The App Store. Mobile devices aren’t the only places to lose out on TweetDeck, as it will no longer be integrated with Facebook severing a major link between the two social networks.
Keen TweetDeck users can still find the program on PC and Mac but also online where new apps for Chrome and other browsers are being developed. The closure is part of a shake-up by Twitter, which has been busy optimizing its various services. After all, it was only a couple of months ago when the company added photo editing to Twitter and refreshed the look and feel of the entire service.
Whilst TweetDeck will still be accessible on smartphones for the moment, its increasing blackouts will hinder its use meaning that users will need to turn to Twitter itself or other apps such as Carbon to monitor what’s going on in our social networking circles.
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Twitter indeed purchased Tweetdeck to shut it down. Same with Posterous.
And twitter #Fails to actually implement any useful features from the apps they purchase or hire any talented developers to make their crap ass twitter client any better.
This is absolutely unbelievable. Tweetdeck was the only app that allowed me to post on Twitter and Facebook, easily managing my social media accounts – without it, I’ll say bye-bye to Twitter alltogether. #failtwitter