Desktop TweetDeck - Your BFF Gets An Upgrade

Thursday, 9 September 2010

The best friends in life are those that you dont have to see every day. You know how it goes; you keep meaning to catch up, but things get in the way. You’ve missed a few dinner dates because you were out with other friends. But it doesn’t matter, because you know that with your best friend you will just pick up right where you left off, even after such a long time apart.

We like to think of Desktop TweetDeck as your best friend. You have always been there for each other, but just recently you have been busy with your cool new friends on Android. Well, now its time to show a bit of love for your BFF and have that catch-up.

So pull up a chair, grab a coffee and sit down with Desktop TweetDeck v0.35.

In this release we have, of course, fixed a few bugs, but there are also some small, but important, new features. Oh, and we are talking about the normal version of TweetDeck here, not the super-swanky User Streams Preview version. That will be updated soon.



Trending Topics

When you install v0.35, you will have a new Trending Topics column, which pulls topics from Twitter and a description from So finally you can keep up with the gossip around the hottest Twitter topics from within your Deck.

You can even click the column header to choose a country from the available list, for closer monitoring of local trends near you.


Smart cross-posting for longer tweets

Sometimes 140 characters just isn’t enough to express your love of Justin Beiber. We understand that, and so have made it easier for you to send messages that are longer than 140 characters, without having to faff about with copying and pasting or external websites. Just cross-post to your Twitter and Buzz accounts and TweetDeck will post the start of your message to Twitter along with a link to the full post on Buzz. Clever eh?


Support for shortend URLs

If you hover your mouse over a link shortened with Twitter’s URL shortener you will now see the final destination URL in a small popup window. As Twitter now use this service more and more, this should give you a better idea about the link you are about to visit without actually having to click first.


Easy sign-in

One of the great features of our Android app is the sign-in procedure when using a TweetDeck account. This smooth operation, which automatically imports all the social networking accounts that have been added to your TweetDeck account, has now been added to the desktop app too. So if you ever have to reinstall your TweetDeck, just log in with your TweetDeck account and your other accounts will be automatically added for you.


Posterous Photo Uploading

We have added Posterous as a photo uploading serivce so you can now send photos to your default Posterous blog direct from TweetDeck. A small, but much-requested feature, now baked right into the app.

The full changelog for this release can be found on our support site.

It’s been good to catch up, lets do it again soon eh?


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*Editor's note: As of November 2017, Twitter has increased the character count of Tweets in certain languages to make it easier to share what’s happening.


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