Twitter has announced that they will be discontinuing a number of TweetDeck apps to focus on developing the web version of the popular platform. Unfortunately for Apple and Android users, the TweetDeck app will be removed from the app stores in May, with the functionality of the apps stopping shortly after.
In a post by the TweetDeck team, they said, “In order 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. We think these web and Chrome apps provide the best TweetDeck experience yet, and that they are the apps in which you’ll want to see us add new capabilities first, followed closely by our Mac and PC apps.”
The announcement has immediately been met with displeasure from users around the social media network.
TweetDeck quickly became one of the most user friendly and popular third-party Twitter apps for a while, but users will only have a few months left to enjoy the TweetDeck experience.
If the development for the Chrome app continues to roll around, fans of the TweetDeck app could be surprisingly happy with the way things turn out — even if they don’t have their mobile apps.
[H/T: The Verge]