TweetDeck is getting some much-needed core Twitter options, the corporate introduced as we speak, together with native assist for GIFs, polls, and emoji. These options have lengthy been part of the desktop model of Twitter and, earlier than it acquired shut down final yr, the devoted Mac app model. But TweetDeck has for years languished within the periphery of Twitter’s product highway map, getting new options late or under no circumstances.
Now, after polling customers yesterday on the lacking options folks would most prefer to see integrated into TweetDeck, the corporate stated it could be bringing the above talked about new parts in addition to assist for threads and picture tagging to TweetDeck. It’s only a take a look at for now, however we should always count on the brand new options to reach sooner or later within the coming months.
Guess what? You’re in luck! As of as we speak we’re testing a brand new manner of Tweeting, now with the flexibility so as to add GIFs, threads, polls, emoji AND picture tagging through TweetDeck
— TweetDeck (@TweetDeck) May 16, 2019
It’s not that TweetDeck is absolutely affected by not having these options. After all, you may drop in emoji you copy from one other textual content discipline, and you’ll drag in GIF information out of your desktop in case you really feel prefer it. You also can at all times create a ballot from the desktop model of the location, which you’ve been capable of view in TweetDeck (however not create) since June 2017. But it’s a gesture of goodwill from Twitter to carry these options to TweetDeck, if solely to point out that the app remains to be in its good graces.
Twitter has had a behavior of shopping for merchandise, incorporating core options into its fundamental app, after which both killing or ignoring the companies that made these options fashionable within the first place. Take Vine and its eventual demise as instance of Twitter’s greatest failed alternative or Periscope as its most out-of-style.
But TweetDeck, which the corporate acquired again in 2011, has remained a type of bastion of other Twitter use that inexplicably feels untouched by the corporate’s core desires and desires. There’s no telling when or if Twitter ever will carry the axe down on the app. But bulletins like these give devoted TweetDeck customers some hope that the day is, on the very least, not occurring anytime quickly.