The TweetDeck mobile and desktop apps are dead—at least they will be soon.
The service, which Twitter bought in 2011, announced on its blog on Monday that it will discontinue its mobile and desktop versions, including the apps TweetDeck AIR, TweetDeck for Android, and TweetDeck for iPhone. According to the TweetDeck blog, the apps will be removed from their respective stores in early May and will stop working shortly after that. The company also said it will discontinue support for its Facebook integration.
However, it will continue to maintain a Web-based version.
“To continue to offer a great product that addresses your unique needs, we’re going to focus our development efforts on our modern, Web-based versions of TweetDeck,” the company said on its blog.
Doubling down on its Web-based version is, in fact, an evolution to a better experience for the user, according to TweetDeck.
“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,” it said in a blog post. “Over the past few years, we’ve seen a steady trend toward people using TweetDeck on their computers and Twitter on their mobile devices.”