Monday, March 16, 2009

TweetDeck Facebook Integration

A pre-release version of popular Twitter desktop client TweetDeck has been made available which includes the first elements of Facebook integration. TweetDeck v0.24.1 is not being pushed out to everyone right now since it is still being tested but it can be installed directly from This is still very beta software so the developer advises caution. The new features include -
  • See your friends’ status updates right there in a TweetDeck column, auto-updating, just like your other TweetDeck columns
  • View your Facebook friends’ profiles on the web with one click
  • Post your status update to Twitter and/or Facebook at the same time
  • See which of your Facebook friends are available for Facebook chat
  • Start a FaceBook chat session from direct inside TweetDeck
To see your friends’ Facebook status updates in TweetDeck, you need to add a Facebook column.

To do this, click the new FaceBook button on the top-left toolbar.

Login to Facebook through TweetDeck to access the full functionality and “Allow” access to your Profile information, photos, friends information and other content required.

You will now have a Facebook column available and the ability to update both Facebook and Twitter. Further information is available from Richard Barley who details what's available in his post: Facebook updates, posting and chat come to TweetDeck.

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