Twitter has a new version of TweetDeck for Mac out today as it says should be less crash and this time it can actually be true! Twitter has made significant back-scenes changes in how TweetDeck works on Mac to improve overall user experience, and it's a major crash solution in the new update.
The update comes just over a month since the last update promised to "fix many crashes" that actually seemed to lead to increased crash rates for regular TweetDeck users. So what's different this time? TweetDeck explains in release notes for version 3.11:
This edition replaces the old web view with a modern based on WKWebView. Due to this change, the smallest supported MacOS version is now 10.10 (Yosemite).
Memory usage has been significantly reduced.
Fixes the ability to connect Twitter accounts via layers.
Solves a big crash that affected a lot of people. This should significantly improve the stability of the app.
The change is that TweetDeck for Mac is like a big website in its own window, but it used an old version of the technology used to display web content on Mac.
This change means that the new version of TweetDeck for Mac does not run on so many older versions of macOS now, but it should perform much better on MacOS versions released over the past five years. You can still access TweetDeck online with tweetdeck.twitter.com if you need to run MacOS Mavericks or earlier.
Although it's still not as smooth as the native apps with timeline flow that Twitter crawled last year when making dramatic changes to the API and discontinuing Twitter for Mac, the update should help basic performance and stability. Look for yourself with the latest TweetDeck version now available on the Mac App Store.
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