TweetDeck now has an optional verification process to avoid tweeting accidentally from personal/official accounts

TweetDeck today rolled out a small but useful feature for users who manage their personal and work accounts from the same panel.

Users can now turn on a new setting named Confirmation Step for individual accounts. This option adds a checkbox to the tweeting panel which needs to be selected before the tweet could be sent.

TweetDeck now has an optional verification process to avoid tweeting accidentally from personal/official accounts

This should prevent in accidentally sending a personal tweet from an official account and vice versa.

TweetDeck would soon require Twitter based logins for all accounts

TweetDeck was once an independent company and allowed users to create independent logins to manage their accounts.

After it was acquired by Twitter, users gained the ability to manage multiple (or single) Twitter accounts by logging through a single Twitter account.

The company has announced that they are discontinuing the older login mechanism and all users would now need to migrate to the newer system.

Twitter said:

If you still use your original TweetDeck credentials to log in to TweetDeck, the time has come to make a change. By March 31, we will retire these credentials and all users will need to log in to TweetDeck with their Twitter account.

Switching your login credentials on TweetDeck | Twitter Blogs

TweetDeck Teams let multiple users manage Twitter accounts

Twitter has added a major new feature update on their TweetDeck app. This one is aimed at businesses where multiple users are responsible for management of a brand account.

TweetDeck now lets you share access to the primary account with other Twitter users. There are two power roles to select: Admin and Contributor. Both of these feature settings work inside TweetDeck.

Twitter highlighted the capabilities:

Admins are users who sign in to TweetDeck with their personal account. As an admin, the user can Tweet from the account (plus build lists, follow or unfollow accounts, send Tweets and schedule Tweets), add or remove team members and view the team. An admin cannot access the account off of TweetDeck or change the credentials or password.

And contributors are those people who can Tweet from and act as the account (plus build lists, follow or unfollow accounts, send Tweets and schedule Tweets). Contributors cannot view, add or remove team members, and can not access the account outside of TweetDeck.

Introducing TweetDeck Teams | Twitter Blogs

TweetDeck is down right now because of a security vulnerability

Back online…

Twitter has taken down TweetDeck to investigate a security issue which hit a lot of its users earlier today (me included).

The company earlier asked the users to logout and login fresh to get access to the updated code with the fixes.

But looks like they decided to look into it further to ensure that the bug was properly fixed.

I can only hope that TweetDeck user database was not breached. The service has millions of fans around the world including corporates and celebrities… It is going to be a major nuisance for everyone.

TweetDeck can now send scheduled tweets with images in them!

Twitter added a super useful feature on their TweetDeck platform this week. TweetDeck users can finally schedule tweets with images in them. Until now, scheduled tweets did not support images.

Twitter said:

And now when you schedule a Tweet on a shared account, other people who also manage that account can see the Tweet that you have scheduled and make changes. You can also add a Scheduled Tweets column to keep track of what you have in the queue. Do this by selecting “Add column” and choose “Scheduled.” Perhaps most important, we’ve unified Twitter’s scheduling systems so that for the first time, Tweets scheduled through TweetDeck will be visible on and vice versa, ensuring you are always in the picture as to which content is being scheduled.

Read more: More functionality for scheduled Tweets | Twitter Blogs

TweetDeck gets support for Emoji

Twitter recently added support for custom Emoji on their web app. Their mobile apps already support them on most platforms. They have now added support for the same in their TweetDeck web app.

TweetDeck’s Chrome app is not yet updated with this new functionality but it is coming soon.

Google Chrome on Windows does not support emoji natively right now which is why users end up seeing boxes in place of the cute icons representing the emoji characters so this is a good new development.

Read more: Twitter / PaulAnnett: You wanna see emoji in TweetDeck? …

Twitter takes on Storify with custom Timelines that you can curate!

Twitter has just announced the launch of a major new feature on their platform.

The company is now allowing their users to curate customized timelines that can be shared with their followers.

Twitter said:

Share the best Tweets about a topic you care about, or an event –– planned or unplanned –– that’s happening right now. Whether you want to collect the best Tweets about a TV show or help people find the latest information about fast-moving real-time situations, custom timelines let you give everyone a place to follow along.

Right now, this feature is being offered through their TweetDeck client.