Twitter has commenced the rollout of a new version of its web app, TweetDeck, after numerous users experienced difficulties accessing certain features over the past few days. The company also announced that within 30 days, verification will be required to access TweetDeck. Consequently, only Twitter Blue subscribers, verified organizations, and select users who have received verification from Twitter will be able to utilize the platform.
Twitter assured users that all saved searches and workflows from the previous version of TweetDeck will be transferred to the new iteration. Additionally, users migrating to the updated version will have the option to import their existing columns.
In this new release, Twitter is introducing comprehensive composer functionality, Spaces integration, video docking, and polls on TweetDeck. However, it acknowledged that Teams functionality will be temporarily unavailable.
Effectively, Twitter is offering a 30-day trial period for users to test the new TweetDeck before deciding whether to subscribe to Twitter Blue.
During the recent period of TweetDeck downtime, many users noticed that the platform is widely used by social media managers and brands. With the impending transition of TweetDeck into a paid product within the next 30 days, these users may explore alternative platforms with more robust features.
Twitter has been conducting testing of an updated version of TweetDeck for several years, and it is now rolling out the new version globally under the management of the company’s new leadership.
In a TweetDeck Twitter community, a Twitter employee explained that the company removed legacy APIs to prevent scraping, which inadvertently impacted the web app’s functionality.
Elon Musk recently implemented tweet reading limits to prevent scraping, allowing non-verified users to read up to 1,000 tweets per day, while verified users have a limit of 10,000 tweets per day.