Twitter announced update version of TweetDeck include new features

offers TweetDeck as a dashboard application for Twitter, allowing professionals to manage their Twitter account (or multiple accounts) with ease. The column design allows users to view multiple Twitter sections at once, like multiple tabs in one.

Twitter Previews the TweetDeck

In an official tweet, Twitter has announced its working on a new and improved version of TweetDeck. The company didn’t go into many details on the update to the platform, and shared just one image.

In a later tweet, the TweetDeck account explained that it is currently a preview of the updated platform with a small group of randomly selected people in the US, Canada, and Australia. Eligible users will see an invitation to opt in to the preview the next time they visit TweetDeck.

TweetDeck users have been requesting an update to the platform to include new features for a while now. While the company itself didn’t explain what’s changing in the update to the platform, we still have some information. A Twitter employee, Kayvon Beykpour, tweeted some of the upcoming features.

According to his tweet, the TweetDeck preview will include a “full Tweet Composer, new advanced search features, new column types, and a new way to group columns into clean workspaces”. One other notable feature is a new dark mode option for users to enable.

Unfortunately, Twitter hasn’t given us any information on when all users will be able to access the new version of TweetDeck. The company only mentioned it would be made available “in the future”.

How to Enable the TweetDeck Preview

Although the TweetDeck preview is currently only available to invited users, security researcher Jane Manchun Wong has discovered a way for anyone to access the update.

To enable the TweetDeck preview, you just need to enter a single line of code. In your browser, head to the JavaScript Console, it can usually be found under the developer menu. Once the console opens up, enter:

document.cookie = "tweetdeck_version=beta" 

Then, refresh the page. Once refreshed, you should see your TweetDeck window switch over to the new design. Of course, Twitter may fix this workaround at any point, so you should try it sooner rather than later.

Twitter Tries to Improve Its Alternative Platform

Since TweetDeck is offered as a more professional tool to access Twitter, it’s only fitting that the platform is update to include some of the latest and greatest features. Long-time TweetDeck users will certainly be happy with the updated features.

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