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Twitter shares a first look at the ‘big overhaul’ coming to Tweetdeck

Kayvon Beykpour said in a March interview with The Verge that Twitter does know Tweetdeck still exists and the company is working on an overhaul “from the ground up.” Today, Twitter posted a single image of the reworked app, explaining that it represents a preview going into testing with a few “randomly-selected” people from the US, Canada, and Australia.

Tweetdeck powers The Verge newsroom, and many others, so any changes are likely to meet a skeptical audience of power users, but so far it’s tough to find the improvements. The app’s appeal is in its column views that haven’t changed much over the last decade, but the layout in the screenshot looks very different from what we’re used to, and in the left column a button promotes decks to sort various content types. Otherwise, it looks a lot more like the standard Twitter view, which isn’t why I use Tweetdeck.

In a tweet today, Beykpour said that new features in testing for Tweetdeck “include a full Tweet Composer, new advanced search features, new column types, and a new way to group columns into clean workspaces.” Twitter may have more reasons to hope the upgrades are a hit — rumors have said the company is considering charging for it in the future.

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