If you’ve experienced recent difficulties with Twitter, you’re not alone. The platform has been encountering problems since implementing restrictions on the number of daily posts users can view. Although most issues stabilized over the weekend, Tweetdeck continued to face technical troubles, except for those who switched to the beta version of the listing aggregator. Twitter now aims to resolve this problem by promoting the beta version of Tweetdeck as the primary version. On Monday, they announced the launch of an “improved version” of Tweetdeck.
Although the “new” Tweetdeck is officially launched, it is still labelled as “Tweetdeck Preview” within the app. Users need to opt-in to access it through the menu in the original Tweetdeck interface. However, the switch to the new interface successfully restores essential Tweetdeck functionality for users relying on its list aggregation features. Twitter assures that the transition process is relatively straightforward, with saved searches, lists, and columns instantly carrying over. While the updated preview build now supports Twitter Spaces, polls, and other previously missing features, Teams functionality remains unavailable for now.
While Twitter has not officially announced the retirement of the old version of Tweetdeck, a Twitter employee suggested the change would be permanent in a discussion thread about the issues, stating that they were “migrating everyone to the preview version.”
Switching to the new Tweetdeck version potentially resolves the problem, but many long-time users may soon find themselves without access to this power-user tool. According to Twitter Support, the feature will become exclusive to Twitter Blue subscribers in the near future, with a note stating that “in 30 days, users must be Verified to access Tweetdeck.” It remains unclear whether this change will apply to all users in early August or if all users will have a 30-day trial of the new Tweetdeck before being prompted to subscribe.