In a recent announcement, social networking platform Twitter revealed that all users of its popular service, TweetDeck, will soon be required to verify their accounts.
Twitter took to its own platform to inform users about the upcoming changes and provided details about the updated version of TweetDeck.
As per the announcement, all user searches, lists, and columns will be seamlessly transferred to the new Twitter deck. When users install the new application for the first time, they will receive a prompt to transfer their existing columns.
We have just launched a new, improved version of TweetDeck. All users can continue to access their saved searches & workflows via https://t.co/2WwL3hNVR2 by selecting “Try the new TweetDeck” in the bottom left menu.
Some notes on getting started and the future of the product…
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 3, 2023
The company also mentioned that the Teams feature in TweetDeck is temporarily unavailable but will be reinstated in the following weeks. Moreover, users will need to complete the verification process within 30 days in order to continue using TweetDeck.
Formerly, businesses and news organizations enjoyed free access to TweetDeck, making it a valuable tool for monitoring content effortlessly.
This decision by Twitter is anticipated to have a positive impact on the platform’s revenue, as the company has faced ongoing challenges under the leadership of Elon Musk.
The move concerning TweetDeck comes shortly after a recent statement from Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter.
To address extreme levels of data scraping & system manipulation, we’ve applied the following temporary limits:
– Verified accounts are limited to reading 6000 posts/day
– Unverified accounts to 600 posts/day
– New unverified accounts to 300/day
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 1, 2023
According to Musk’s tweet, both verified and unverified users will encounter limitations on the number of posts they can read on the platform.
This measure has been implemented by the company to address concerns regarding data scraping and system manipulation.