TweetDeck is going away for Mac but don’t worry there are alternatives

Twitter is one of the most used apps in the world coming in the same criteria as Facebook and Instagram. The app is the result of a collaboration between Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams. The app was created in 2006 and launched in July three months after its creation. Now the app is in the process of the ownership being transferred to business tycoon Elon Musk.

As the users of the app grew people started demanding a version of the app that suited their devices like Laptops and PCs, one such version was made by a developer Iain Dodsworth called TweetDeck. This version was an independent Twitter client in 2008, and only an year later a new iPhone version was created by the same developer that gained a lot of popularity on the App Store. A few years later in 2011 Twitter officially bought TweetDeck and re-released it under its own banner.

For those of you wondering what TweetDeck is, TweetDeck is a very powerful Twitter account manager that allows users to explore and use the social network with some added benefits like having multiple columns to keep an eye on a specific account, Hashtag or keyword while browsing the app. However the news is that earlier this month Twitter announced that TweetDeck will no longer be available for Mac (PC and Laptop) users.

In order to make everyone aware Twitter has added a blue banner to the top of TweetDeck that informs the users that the tool will be shut down on the first of July. There are no details available at the moment that could shed light on why Twitter chose to remove the app for Mac users but the users can still use the app on the website

Just last year a decade after Twitter acquired the app, TweetDeck was completely refurbished with new designs and a completely new user interface which was based on the original Twitter app itself. The new version of the app comes with an Explore tab that includes trending topics; the new version also supports polls and GIFS. If the rumors are to be believed then Twitter is thinking about making TweetDeck exclusive to Twitter blue members which is Twitter’s pro version subscription that comes at $2.99 per month.

If you are a person who was a hardcore user of TweetDeck, then don’t worry because we have got replacements for you. One option is that you create your own TweetDeck app using Google Chrome or you check out some of these options, Hootsuite, Sprout Social, and Buffer.

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