TweetDeck Accounts To Be Scrapped And Replaced By Twitter Logins By March 31
TweetDeck has announced that it is scrapping TweetDeck-specific accounts on March 31, and also added that all users should log into the tool with their Twitter credentials, according to The Next Web.
“If you still use your original TweetDeck credentials to log in to TweetDeck, the time has come to make a change. By March 31, we will retire these credentials and all users will need to log in to TweetDeck with their Twitter account,” the company said on Wednesday.
This latest change will affect all users who currently log in with an email address and password. According to Twitter, those who have been logging in with their Twitter accounts have nothing to worry about:
“If you currently log in with an email address and password, this will affect you. If you’ve been logging in with a Twitter account, nothing will change and there’s no need for you to do anything different.”
Users have also been provided with instructions on how they can switch their credentials. All they have to do is to look for the Switch button at the top of their screen to make required change. The process, according to TweetDeck, is to improve security by verifying users directly from their synced Twitter accounts. It however, said that all account settings and functionality will remain the way they are and will be unchanged.
Twitter has been engaged in various efforts to improve its security over the past couple of months; introducing a couple of measures to assure users of its ability to provide a safe platform for all. The microblogging company recently announced a system where phone numbers will now be used to prevent individuals or groups who repeatedly harass others from creating new accounts.
“We are also beginning to add several new enforcement actions for use against accounts that violate our rules. These new actions will not be visible to the vast majority of rule-abiding Twitter users – but they give us new options for acting against the accounts that don’t follow the rules and serve to discourage behavior that goes against our policies.”
Twitter launched Digits, a phone number-based Twitter login system last January. Digits SDK gives developers the ability to tie an app’s companion site into the SMS-based login system. However, users would still be required to set up their accounts on an iOS or Android app. They could also login with the same phone number used for the app when they went to the app’s site.