Social-netowrking site shuts down previously popular apps after acquiring the firm in 2011

Twitter axes TweetDeck on iOS and Android

Twitter has announced it is to shut down the TweetDeck apps for both iPhone and Android, whilst also canning the Adobe AIR desktop version too.

Making the announcement via the TweetDeck official blog, the firm revealed it would be taking the apps out of the app store in May and would remove functionality for then altogether shortly after.

"Over the past few years, we’ve seen a steady trend toward people using TweetDeck on their computers and Twitter on their mobile devices," says the post.

"This trend coincides with an increased investment in Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android – adding photo filters and other editing capabilities, revamping user profiles and enhancing search. That said, we know this applies to most of our users – not all of them. And for those of you who are inconvenienced by this shift, our sincere apologies."

Twitter acquired TweetDeck in 2011 at the height of its popularity, which allowed users to manage all of their social networking feeds from one app, including Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn.

However, the social-networking site has said it will also axe this feature within its web browser applications, which the firm said has been the focus of its work over the past 18 months.

TweetDeck will now solely continue work on its web browser versions and Google Chrome app, whilst its former apps make their way into the night.

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