After launching a test of its new and improved version of Tweetdeck back in July, Twitter has now announced a new round of updates for the platform, which is still in invite-only mode, but looks set to become more widely available soon.

First off, Twitter’s re-added the DM column, providing another way to stay on top of your various tweet engagements.

TweetDeck DMs

The TweetDeck Preview allows you to manage and send Direct Messages from one or more columns. Create a Deck to keep track of all your direct messages and group conversations.

There has always been an advantage to having the ability to manage direct messages (DMs) alongside your tweets. The new Tweetdeck and its revised ‘Decks,’ will allow social media managers to make better use of this feature.

With this change, all columns on Twitter will instantly update, making it easier to stay on top of the newest news.

Twitter also recently added the capacity to add an existing account, and switch between multiple accounts in the TweetDeck Preview panel.

The option provides more capacity for managing your updates – if you want to add an existing account:

  • Click your profile icon
  • Select “Add an existing account”
  • Once you’ve added your account(s), you can toggle between them by clicking your profile icon and then click the profile icon(s) of your added accounts

Getting to the top of the column is now much simpler (simply look for the “Scroll to Top” and “See new Tweets” buttons at the very top), and deleting a column by mistake now has a new undo option.

On Twitter’s on-screen navigation has been improved thanks to the addition of new mouse and scrollbar features.

There’s nothing revolutionary about any of these changes; in fact, regular TweetDeck users will notice that many of these features have been inside TweetDeck in some form or another for some time. However, these new and enhanced versions will help Twitter’s TweetDeck software operate to its full potential while also working toward a wider update.

This new TweetDeck is presently under beta testing, and Twitter plans to make it widely available shortly.