Twitter announced it has chosen to discontinue older Tweetdeck apps in order to focus on its web app client. Tweetdeck for iPhone, Android and Air will also be removed from their respective app stores in May and the apps will no longer work.
Native apps for Mac and Windows will continue to work but will no longer see improvement. The company also quietly stated that it would discontinue support for Facebook integration, but offered little details on when and how.
In many ways, doubling down on the TweetDeck web experience and discontinuing our app support is a reflection of where our TweetDeck power-users are going. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a steady trend towards people using TweetDeck on their computers and Twitter on their mobile devices. This trend coincides with an increased investment in Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android –– adding photo filters and other editing capabilities, revamping user profiles and enhancing search. That said, we know this applies to most of our users –– not all of them. And for those of you who are inconvenienced by this shift, our sincere apologies.
Twitter purchased Tweetdeck in 2011 for about $40 million.
Editor’s Note: This story has been modified to include “older TweetDeck apps.”