TweetDeck, the social media management platform developed by (and for) Twitter, has performed a great update that may solve the problem of possible security breaches among team members that handle the same Twitter accounts.
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So far, the usual approach was to share the account password among all team members and make them swear them to The Force that they wouldn’t reveal it with other people. When a member of the team decided to leave, then you had to change the password and re-iterate the process.
Well, the nightmare is over now. Twitter has launched Tweetdeck Teams, that solves the problem of account sharing. The update rolled out for TweetDeck for web, Chrome and Windows. TweetDeck teams allows users to delegate access to the rest of the team members, and remove accounts when they no longer need access.
To set up access rights all you have to do is to login to TweetDeck using your Twitter credentials, hit on the account you want to share with other members of the team and start typing their twitter handles. By hitting ‘Authorise’ an email will be dispatched to the mail associated with the handle and, once the user has accepted access, then you will receive a confirmation.
In addition, with the new update, TweetDeck introduces two levels of access: Administrators and Contributors. Administrators can tweet from the account, add or remove team members, view the team and access the account from non-TweetDeck platforms – because they know the password. Administrators can also update the account’s credentials or password.
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On the other hand, Contributors can weet from and act as the account, but cannot view, add or remove team members, and can not access the account outside of TweetDeck.
You can find more details in the video that follows.