Twitter Kills TweetDeck Windows App, Adds Consistent Login Experience

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Twitter announced some TweetDeck related changes. For one, they'r killing the Windows app, but Windows users can still use TweetDeck from their web browser.

Another significant change is that Twitter and Tweetdeck will share a login experience going forward. In other words, if you're logged into either one, you'll be logged into the other automatically.

Twitter says in a blog post:

Starting today, when you’re logged in to any Twitter website, like twitter.com or analytics.twitter.com, you’ll no longer need to log in to TweetDeck separately. Now, when you move from TweetDeck to Twitter websites, or from these websites to TweetDeck, you’ll be automatically logged in — making it even easier to move between the tools you use daily. For more information about how this works, check out our Help Center. This change is rolling out to everyone over the coming weeks.

We’ve been working on infrastructure projects like this to ensure we have a stable foundation to continue improving TweetDeck in the future. Over the last year, we’ve shipped features such as TweetDeck Teams, group Direct Messages, and a confirmation step before Tweeting, as well as new search filters to make it easier to surface Vines, GIFs, Periscopes, and older content.

Support for the Windows app will go away on April 15.

In other news, Twitter has a new Twitter for Windows 10 on Mobile experience.

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