Twitter users use many of the third party applications to tweet; some of them are TweetDeck, Hootsuite and EchoFon. They make it easier to manage followers, conversations, replies, retweets and the like. Scheduling and posting tweets via these third party apps is what most Twitterers do. Applications can be desktop, and mobile.
New Changes in Twitter have been announced. One is all applications are now required to use “OAuth” to access Twitter account. This means one can access Twitter applications without the password, except for desktop and mobile applications. All applications one has authorized will be listed at http://twitter.com/settings/connections. This helps to revoke access to any application at any time from the list.
Another change is the use of t.co which wraps links in tweets, which shows the actual domain and a part of the URL. This lets users know where exactly they are clicking. All links shared via Twitter and third party apps will be wrapped to a t.co URL.
The design of the new Twitter is also being talked about. One can check bios without navigating from the page. More information about the content will be shown such as replies, other Tweets by that user, a map of where a geotagged Tweet was sent from, and more. It allows for keyboard shortcuts, it will let one see the real name rather than the Twitter name of the user and many others.
If the tweets link to a photo or video, Twitter lets one view them in the right-hand column. Thanks to partnerships with Flickr, Twitgoo, TwitPic, TwitVid, Vimeo, and YouTube among others. There are several other new perks, including location maps, mini profiles, new error messages and improved landing pages.
This means will third party apps die? Will people open a desktop client and manage their Twitter account? Third party apps like TweetDeck, Seesmic, Hootsuite allow scheduling, and manage multiple accounts. That is why most businesses and consumers use these apps to make life simpler.
With the amazing features being rolled out by Twitter, people will more likely use the new Twitter if it offers the various features that third party apps do. For now, we need to wait and watch how well the new Twitter fares and if it will bid farewell to third party apps which most of us use.