Twitter began rolling out a new version of the web app to users on Monday after large numbers of users were unable to access portions of TweetDeck in recent days. In 30 days, users will need to be verified to access TweetDeck, the company added. This means that only Twitter Blue subscribers, verified organizations, and some Twitter-verified users will be able to utilize TweetDeck.
Twitter announced that all saved searches and workflows from the previous version of TweetDeck will be transferred to the new version. It was specified that users migrating to the new version would also have the option to import their columns.
TweetDeck is receiving full composer functionality, Spaces, video docking, and polls from the social network. However, the Teams functionality was described as “temporarily unavailable.”
We have just launched a new, improved version of TweetDeck. All users can continue to access their saved searches & workflows via https://t.co/2WwL3hNVR2 by selecting “Try the new TweetDeck” in the bottom left menu.
Some notes on getting started and the future of the product…— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 3, 2023
Twitter is essentially providing users with a 30-day trial to evaluate the new TweetDeck before purchasing Twitter Blue if they so choose.
Following Elon Musk’s implementation of rate limits on the number of tweets a user can read in order to prevent scraping, a number of TweetDeck’s functions have been inaccessible to users over the past few days.
During the outage, users noted that many social media managers and brands use TweetDeck. Given that TweetDeck will become a paid product within thirty days, they may seek out alternatives with a more robust feature set.
Twitter has been testing a new version of TweetDeck for several years, and now, under its new management, it is being rolled out worldwide.
In a TweetDeck Twitter community, a company employee stated that in order to prevent scraping, legacy APIs were removed, which affected the web application.
Musk implemented a limit of 1,000 tweets per day for unverified users and 10,000 for verified users over the weekend.