Social network company, Twitter has announced that a popular program that allows users to monitor several accounts at once, TweetDeck will be available only to “verified” users from next month, August.
The development follows some policies which were implemented after the social media firm, was bought by billionaire Elon Musk in 2022.
Twitter’s verified users are mostly those who have paid to receive a blue check mark, though Musk has gifted the check mark to some users and others have it as a legacy from the previous regime, AFP reports.
Launched more than a decade ago, TweetDeck is known for showing messages in columns and its search and posting functions operate differently from the website or the app.
According to the firm in a support message on Monday a new version of TweetDeck with various new functions has been launched.
The message said, “In 30 days, users must be Verified to access TweetDeck.”
Meanwhile, a series of changes to the way Twitter is run left many TweetDeck users unable to see posts on the weekend.
Going memory lane, Twitter bought London-based TweetDeck in 2011, with technology media putting the price tag at $40 million at the time.