TweetDeck Twitter Account and Other Changes Affect Google

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TweetDeck Twitter accounts and other changes have had a wide-ranging impact, sparking discussions about the future of Twitter’s services.

  • Google’s ability to crawl has been limited, leading to decreased inclusion of tweets in Google search results.
  • Twitter is rolling out the “new” version of TweetDeck, which will become a Twitter Blue-exclusive feature in 30 days.

TweetDeck Twitter accounts and other changes have had far-reaching effects, impacting both Google search results and the accessibility of TweetDeck, a popular Twitter management tool. These developments have raised concerns among users and sparked discussions about the future of Twitter’s services.

On Friday, June 30th, Twitter started blocking unregistered users from being able to browse tweets. This means that only logged-in users can see the home timeline, search results, and other tweet-related pages.

On Saturday, July 1st, Twitter introduced “temporary” limits for the number of tweets people can read in a day. These limits are based on a user’s account age and verification status. For example, a new, unverified user can only read 100 tweets per day, while a verified user with an older account can read 1,000 tweets per day.

These changes have had a significant impact on its collaboration with Google. In a statement to The Verge, a Google spokesperson Lara Levin said, “we’re aware that our ability to crawl has been limited, affecting our ability to display tweets and pages from the site in search results.” She goes on to clarify that “websites have control over whether crawlers can access their content.” As a result, Google search results have shown a significant decrease in the inclusion of tweets in search carousels. The decrease in indexed Twitter URLs in Google searches between Friday and Monday further supports the notion that something is amiss. The exact impact and duration of these changes remain uncertain, leaving users wondering about the future of tweet visibility in search results.

Simultaneously, Twitter has been rolling out the “new” version of TweetDeck, a tool beloved by Twitter power users for its advanced management features. While the release of this updated version is meant to address ongoing issues with the platform, there is a significant catch. In a recent tweet, Twitter’s support account announced that TweetDeck would become a feature exclusive to Twitter Blue subscribers in 30 days. This shift has prompted concerns and disappointment among users who will now have to pay for a Twitter Blue subscription to continue using TweetDeck.

The move to the new TweetDeck version, which has been in preview for nearly two years, will be mandatory for all users. Twitter employees have clarified that the problems experienced with the old TweetDeck interface, such as empty columns and perpetual loading messages, are not solely due to the rate limits on tweets. Instead, these issues arise from Twitter’s removal of legacy APIs to prevent data scraping, emphasizing the platform’s efforts to safeguard user data and privacy.

The transition to the new TweetDeck version is set to commence this week, despite user appeals for Twitter to reconsider. Some users remain skeptical, recalling their experiences with the preview version and expressing concerns about the lack of updates from the TweetDeck account since August.

TweetDeck Twitter accounts and other changes have not only affected its collaboration with Google but have also altered the accessibility of TweetDeck, leaving users questioning the future of these services. The impact of these developments and the response from both Twitter and its user base will shape the landscape of tweet visibility in search results and the availability of advanced Twitter management features in the days to come.

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