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Users furious as Twitter announces it's killing TweetDeck app for Mac on July 1

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What you need to know

  • Twitter is killing TweetDeck's Mac app.
  • From July 1 the Tweetdeck web app will be your only option.
  • Plenty of folks are unhappy with the move.

Twitter has today started telling TweetDeck users on the Mac that it is killing the app on July 1, leaving them stuck with TweetDeck for the web instead.

The company stated:

We're saying goodbye to TweetDeck for the Mac app to focus on making TweetDeck even better and testing our new Preview. July 1 is the last day it'll be available.You can still use TweetDeck on web and more invites to try the Preview will be rolling out over the next few months!

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One user stated:

NOOOOO! Why @TweetDeck, why!??!What Mac twitter clients are people using?

Another said:

Tweetdeck for Mac is being scrapped!!! Why??

One user said the move "just outright sucks" and another said, "why do good things always die?"

As Twitter notes, users will still be able to access TweetDeck over the web, however, some users have noted that the web app is not as useful and brings the annoyance of an extra browser tab.

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Twitter didn't offer any explanation as to why the app is being discontinued, and the app got a major overhaul as recently as last year and said that users "can expect to see a lot more from us in the future."

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.