Twitter has made an announcement that is set to shake up the experience for its users. In a recent tweet from Twitter Support, it has been confirmed that access to TweetDeck, the popular application used for efficient feed and search management, will be restricted to verified users. This change is scheduled to take effect in 30 days.
To ensure uninterrupted access to TweetDeck, Twitter advises users to update to the latest version of the application, which is now available. The decision to limit access to TweetDeck follows the recent implementation of daily post consumption limits by Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter.
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Initially, the daily post limit was set at 600 posts per day. However, this limit was increased to 1,000 posts on Saturday. Users who exceed the allowed number of posts may face temporary lockouts from Twitter. Verified users, on the other hand, who either subscribe to Twitter Blue or are considered “notable,” will enjoy greater flexibility. They will be able to read up to 10,000 posts per day, as opposed to the initial limit of 6,000.
While Twitter is grappling with these changes, a formidable competitor has emerged in the form of Threads, a text-based conversation app developed by the owner of Facebook. Threads is designed to foster community engagement and is closely linked to Instagram. The app is already generating buzz, with pre-orders available on the Apple App Store.
The intensifying rivalry between Twitter and Facebook’s owner showcases the growing competition within the social media landscape. With both platforms implementing new features and restrictions, users are in for a shift in their social media experiences.
As Twitter’s user base adjusts to the changes ahead, the launch of Threads poses a new challenge to the company’s dominance. It remains to be seen how users will respond to these developments and whether they will ultimately lead to a more diverse and dynamic social media ecosystem.