TweetDeck update removes posting


TweetDeck has released an update to its iPhone app removing support for its extended posting service. Redesigned and released earlier this year as an entirely new app, TweetDeck for the iPhone and iPod touch incorporated its own tweet shortening service known as that allows users to write tweets longer than 140 characters, posting as many characters as possible within the tweet followed by a link to an online page to display the full length of the tweet.

At the time that the new app was released, TweetDeck also promised that a similar iPad update would be coming. However, shortly after this the company was acquired by Twitter and despite claims that the company would continue to provide “the same focus and products” all references to the iPad app were removed from the company’s web site. There have been few TweetDeck updates since the acquisition, and this latest update appears to have been released primarily to remove support “as part of the process of making TweetDeck more consistent with & Twitter’s mobile apps.” TweetDeck for the iPhone and iPod touch is available from the App Store as a free download.

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