Twitter announced on Monday that it will be discontinuing its TweetDeck client for iOS and Android, along with its Air-based desktop service, as the social network attempts to streamline the usage of its platform to official services only.
Considering that virtually all third-party Twitter clients have been affected by new, stricter Twitter API rules that restrict usage based on token limits, it was inevitable that eventually Twitter’s own TweetDeck would be affected by the changes as well.
“To continue to offer a great product that addresses your unique needs, we’re going to focus our development efforts on our modern, web-based versions of TweetDeck,” a recent blog post reads. “To that end, we are discontinuing support for our older apps: TweetDeck AIR, TweetDeck for Android and TweetDeck for iPhone.”
Twitter will remove its TweetDeck apps from the App Store and Google Play by May, and the services will officially be shutdown soon after. That move will displace a number of current TweetDeck users, and Twitter understands and apologizes to the people that will inevitably be frustrated.