TweetDeck AIR and TweetDeck for iOS and Android to shut down 7 May

After revealing last month that it planned to end TweetDeck AIR and TweetDeck for iOS and Android, Twitter has finally announced a specific date: the popular Twitter clients will be killed off on 7 May.

On that day, the TweetDeck apps will be removed from their respective app stores and will no longer work. Facebook integration for TweetDeck products will also stop functioning. However, TweetDeck for Mac and PC will continue to operate, as Twitter shifts its focus to developing a primarily web-based TweetDeck experience, the company said in a blog post.

“In many ways, doubling down on the TweetDeck web experience and discontinuing our app support is a reflection of where our TweetDeck power-users are going. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a steady trend towards people using TweetDeck on their computers and Twitter on their mobile devices,” the TweetDeck team wrote.

“We think these web and Chrome apps provide the best TweetDeck experience yet, and that they are the apps in which you’ll want to see us add new capabilities first, followed closely by our Mac and PC apps,” the post continued.

TweetDeck, which was founded by Iain Dodsworth in 2008, was acquired by Twitter in a $40 million (£26 million) cash-and-stock deal in 2011.