TweetDeck for Mac Gains New Compose Window With Support for GIFs and Polls

Twitter today updated its TweetDeck for Mac app to introduce a new compose window with a refreshed look and new capabilities.

The updated window features a cleaner design with either a dark theme or a light theme based on your preferences. In the screenshot below, the darker theme is depicted, with the original window on the left and the new window on the right.


The compose window now includes support for adding GIFs to a tweet, a new addition to TweetDeck, and there's also an option for creating a poll. A new emoji picker has been added, and support for image descriptions and tags is new.

TweetDeck is providing an option to swap between the new compose window and the old, so those who prefer the original interface can stick with it for the time being.


The new features are part of a server side update, so you don't need to download a new version of the app to get the updated compose window.

TweetDeck for Mac can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for free. [Direct Link]


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TweetDeck for Mac Should Crash Less Often Following Latest Update

TweetDeck for Mac has been updated with backend improvements that are said to "significantly improve the stability of the app." This includes a fix for a major crashing issue that was affecting many users, including a few of our editors.


The full release notes for version 3.11:
- This release replaces the old web view implementation with a modern one based on WKWebView. Because of this change the minimum supported macOS version is now 10.10 (Yosemite).
- Memory usage has been significantly reduced.
- Fixes the ability to link Twitter accounts through Teams.
- Fixes a major crash that was impacting a lot of people. This should significantly improve the stability of the app.
The last TweetDeck for Mac update in January also promised to "fix many crashes," but the app still closed unexpectedly on occasion in our own usage, so hopefully this week's update delivers on its word.

Twitter bought TweetDeck back in 2011 and largely neglected the Mac app for several years. Unfortunately, it is the only desktop app that supports continuous streaming of tweets due to Twitter's new limitations on third-party apps last year.

TweetDeck for Mac can be updated via the Mac App Store.


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