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Twitter announced this week that it will be discontinuing support for its Adobe AIR version of TweetDeck, as well as TweetDeck for Android and iPhone. The social network says it will be removing these applications from their respective stores in May, and that the apps themselves will stop working shortly thereafter. Facebook integration is also being discontinued.

TwwetDeck AIR, as well as TweetDeck for iPhone and Android rely on version 1.0 of Twitter’s API, which the company plans to retire later this month. This means that these apps may experience some outages and breaks prior to their removal from app stores, so it might be a good idea to start looking for replacements right now.

This move does not mean an end for TweetDeck, though. Over the past 18 months, Twitter had been focusing its efforts on TweetDeck’s Web app and Chrome app,  improving the Twitter experience and introducing new features such as search filters, auto-complete and automatic updating.

If you don’t mind leaving your Twitter experience to the Web, TweetDeck’s Chrome app Don't Clutter Your Computer: TweetDeck For Chrome Is A Complete In-Browser Social Client Don't Clutter Your Computer: TweetDeck For Chrome Is A Complete In-Browser Social Client If you use Twitter in any capacity, there’s a 75% chance you’re using a client. After all, Twitter’s web interface is not the most convenient, and if you’re keeping track of more than one account,... Read More and Web client could still fulfill all your needs. Alternatively, you could download TweetDeck for Mac or Windows. If you’ve been using TweetDeck’s mobile apps, or if your mind is set on finding an alternative regardless, there are several alternative desktop and Web Twitter clients 6 Of The Best Free Desktop Twitter Clients [Windows & Mac] 6 Of The Best Free Desktop Twitter Clients [Windows & Mac] These 6 free desktop Twitter clients will allow you to interact with all of Twitter’s goodness without having to pop open a new browser tab. These programs run in the background and continually update with... Read More you should check out, and many mobile apps that can give TweetDeck a run for its money, such as Tweetbot TweetBot Receives An Amazing Update For iOS [Updates] TweetBot Receives An Amazing Update For iOS [Updates] Read More for iPhone or Falcon Pro for Android.

What alternative would you recommend for TweetDeck?

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  1. Shafiq Khan
    March 8, 2013 at 9:45 am

    I think using Hootsuite is the obvious choice in terms of transition...

    • Bakari Chavanu
      March 10, 2013 at 5:30 am

      Yep, good point.

  2. GreyMatatabi
    March 7, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    why twitter why, it's such a bad move for them to pull.

  3. techguyknows
    March 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    This is very saddening. I just started using this a week ago.

    • Bakari Chavanu
      March 10, 2013 at 5:30 am

      Yeah, it's kinda weird that they are dropping their apps like that. Maybe there was not enough real user support.

  4. Sherry
    March 7, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I'll continue to use Yoono. It's buggy, but still so much better than TweetDeck since Twitter took it over.

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