Search Edit, List Addressing & A Few Keyboard Shortcuts

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

We’ve just updated TweetDeck Web, Chrome and PC to version 2.1 with several simple yet powerful new features that integrate the valuable feedback you’ve given us. We’ve made improvements to search, lists, expanded Tweets and more to give you more control over how you set up and navigate TweetDeck. Here is what’s new:

Edit your search columns: Now you can edit your search columns as you add new columns. That means there’s no need to continue adding new search columns as you refine your search to the result set you want. You can edit a single search column for as long as you like and instantly see your changes reflected in results.

Simply click on the magnifying glass icon (top right of a search column) to expand the column options and change the search term right there. Hit Enter to submit the changed search and see the results straight away.


Set up list columns: Another simple but very effective new feature is the ability to open a list directly by typing its name in the search box. Before, viewing someone else’s list, especially a list you were not subscribed to, was only possible when opening a person’s profile panel and scanning down all their lists. Now all you have to do is type @username/listname into the search box. Instead of returning a search result, TweetDeck recognises you are looking for a list and shows you that list in the list window. From here you can view the recent Tweets from the list and add it as a new column.  



Expanded Tweets: To round off this update we have also included full support for Photo and Player cards in the Tweet details view, bringing support for more than 2,000 websites to your TweetDeck columns. 

Keyboard shortcuts: It’s a small start, but this release introduces keyboard shortcuts to TweetDeck. Try these shortcuts to get started today:

Hit ‘n’ to open the Tweet compose window
Hit ‘ctrl+enter’ to send the Tweet
Hit ‘esc’ to close the compose window (also works with all other pop-up windows)

More extensive shortcuts and other features are coming soon to help you use TweetDeck more efficiently. Watch this space.


Posted by Jinen Kamdar (@jinen)
Product Manager, TweetDeck