Twitter Added GIFs, Emojis, Polls, Threads and Image Tagging to TweetDeck

The desktop dashboard app was last updated in February 2018

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Twitter’s TweetDeck desktop dashboard application, thought by many to be left for dead, received its first round of updates in over one year last week.

The tweet composer in TweetDeck was revamped to enable users to add GIFs, emojis, threads, polls and image tagging to their tweets.

Product designer Eleanor Harding said in a blog post that all of the new features, particularly GIFs, had been among those most requested by TweetDeck users.

Twitter acquired former third-party client TweetDeck for $40 million in May 2011.

The last two major updates to TweetDeck were adding the ability for multiple Twitter users to share access to a single account via the Twitter flagship iOS and Android apps in September 2017, and limiting the ability of users to perform coordinated actions across multiple accounts in TweetDeck and via the Twitter application-programming interface in February 2018. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.