Twitter is Retiring TweetDeck for Mac on July 1

Posted on June 1, 2022 by Laurent Giret in Mac and macOS, Social with 0 Comments

Twitter announced today that it will be sunsetting its TweetDeck for Mac app on July 1. The app has remained on the Mac App Store after Twitter previously retired the TweetDeck app for Windows, but the company now invites Mac users to switch to the web version of TweetDeck.

“We’re saying goodbye to TweetDeck for the Mac app to focus on making TweetDeck even better and testing our new Preview,” the TweetDeck team said on Twitter. Twitter has also started testing a new version of TweetDeck in private preview, and the company expects to send more invites in the coming months.

The TweetDeck for Mac app is pretty much a wrapper for the web app, and it probably didn’t make sense to keep it around after the Windows app was retired years ago. If you don’t like using TweetDeck in the browser tab, web browsers like Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge now make it really easy to turn websites into “apps” without all the browser UI.

Twitter is still maintaining its separate Twitter for Mac app, which receives updates quite regularly. However, Mac users looking for a better Twitter client still have lots of alternatives such as the TweetDeck-based Tweeten, which is free to download. TweetBot is another personal favorite thanks to its seamless timeline synchronization across iOS and macOS, though the app costs $9.99.

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