Twitter is revamping its TweetDeck platform, that provides an easy-to-read format of lists and feeds. The TweetDeck app was launched 12 years ago and Twitter acquired it in 2011, and ever since, the app has never received any major changes in its features or design. After all these years, it seems like Twitter is finally focusing on bringing some updates to the app.
According to Twitter’s product chief Kayvon Beykpour, he and the product team is actively working on updating the TweetDeck project, that they intend to show off later this year. “We’ve been working on a pretty big overhaul from the ground up of TweetDeck, and it’s something that we’re excited to share publicly sometime this year,” Beykpour said.
Moreover, this move is part of Twitter’s efforts to improve its developer tools, as well as its relationship with app makers. “We also, over the last five years, I think, haven’t given a lot of love to our developer ecosystem. A bunch of reasons for that, some missteps that we’d taken in the past, then also sort of prioritization. We are also changing that; in the last year and a half we’ve really stepped up both our commitment and follow-through on just innovating around the API again, getting the API back to parity from our own internal APIs that we use to build functionality,” explained Beykpour.
About Twitter’s relationship with app developers, Bykpour said that the company has “got a lot of trust to earn back with developers” as it has made several mistakes in the past. “But it’s something that we’re actively investing in. We hope we’ll allow developers to build really awesome stuff around the Twitter ecosystem. One of the reasons why Twitter is where it is today is because of developers doing cool shit that we would’ve never thought to do. And so that’s something that we’re trying to do more of, not step away from. More to come on that as well,” he elaborated.