Twitter has announced that it will no longer support the Windows version of its TweetDeck application. The company said that this change will take effect on April 15 and says that you can still use TweetDeck, but just on the Web.
Although no specific reason was given for the termination of support for the Windows version of the app, a Twitter spokesperson told VentureBeat: “By deprecating the Windows app and activating the TweetDeck cookie, we’ll be able to enhance the overall TweetDeck experience.” She continued: “Our main focus for TweetDeck is continuing to build a simpler, more intuitive experience for all Twitter users.”
Although Twitter has released updates to its platform over the past few years, such as support for polls and animated GIFs, some had complained that the company wasn’t doing more for TweetDeck. It responded in today’s blog post saying that it has been “working on infrastructure projects … to ensure we have a stable foundation to continue improving TweetDeck in the future.” Twitter went on to state that over the past year, it “shipped features such as TweetDeck Teams, group Direct Messages, and a confirmation step before Tweeting, as well as new search filters to make it easier to surface Vines, GIFs, Periscopes, and older content.”
In other news, product manager Amy Zima also unveiled a “seamless log-in experience” on the Twitter platform. This means that when you’re jumping between different Twitter-owned properties, such as Twitter.com, its analytics, or even TweetDeck, you’ll automatically be logged in.
Updated on 10:50 a.m. Pacific: Added comment from Twitter.