Kayvon Beykpour said in a March interview with: The edge that Twitter does know that Tweetdeck still exists and that the company is working on a “from the ground up” overhaul. Today Twitter posted a single image of the reworked app, explaining that it’s an example being tested with a few “randomly selected” people from the US, Canada, and Australia.
We’re testing this preview with a small group of randomly selected people in the United States, Canada, and Australia to get started. If you’re eligible, you’ll see an invitation in TweetDeck to sign up.
— TweetDeck (@TweetDeck) July 20, 2021
Tweet Deck Powers The edge newsroom and many others, so any changes are likely to meet a skeptical audience of experienced users, but so far it’s hard to find the improvements. The appeal of the app is in its column views which haven’t changed much in the last decade, but the layout in the screenshot looks very different from what we’re used to, and in the left column a button promotes decks to sort different content types . Otherwise, it looks a lot more like the standard Twitter view, which isn’t why I use Tweetdeck.
In a tweet today, Beykpour said new features in testing for Tweetdeck “include a full Tweet Composer, new advanced search features, new column types, and a new way to group columns into clean workspaces.” Twitter may have more reasons to hope the upgrades are a success — rumor has it that the company is considering charging for them in the future.
We’ll take these lessons into account as we explore later what TweetDeck might look like within Twitter’s subscription offering. We’ll have more to say soon as we learn from these tests.
— Kayvon Beykpour (@kayvz) July 20, 2021