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How To Delete A Tweetdeck Column on iPad App

John Doherty —  February 18, 2011
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Today I was taking part in an online webinar, which in the SEO world means that a hashtag trail will be set up to follow the discussion, as well as to ask questions usually. Every Thursday there’s #seochat, for SEOmoz webinars it is usually #mozinar.

Today I decided to use my iPad, and Tweetdeck as I have taken to using it more and more over Hootsuite, to follow the discussion. I set out to create a column (which is a great feature) that would only show me tweets with “#mozinar” included. I clicked the Add Column button to add a column and tried to type in “#mozinar”. Because of the sometimes-clumsy iPad typing, I actually typed in “#mozinae”.

Oops. *head slap*

The next problem I had was deleting the column! I could not figure it out for the life of me, so I had this stupid “#mozinae” column next to my “#mozinar” column the whole time, just laughing at me for being an idiot.

I want to help you out by giving you the simple instructions of how to delete a column in the Tweetdeck iPad app.

Steps to deleting Columns in Tweetdeck iPad App

  • Step 1: Hold your finger on the header of the column. It should be named according to your custom label. In my case, it was labeled “#mozinae”.
  • The columns will become smaller and show separately, much like pages opened in the iPad Safari app, if you are familiar with that. A little red box with an “X” will appear in the top right corner of the column.
  • Click that little red “X”. The column will disappear.
  • All you have to do to return to your regular viewing schedule is double-tap with your finger anywhere on the screen. Your columns will realign and the world will make sense once again.

Happy tweeting!

John Doherty

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I'm the new (as of October 2013) Online Marketing Manager of Hotpads.com, soon to be based in San Francisco. Previous to Hotpads I worked at Distilled for 2 years as an online marketing consultant. In my spare time I shoot lifestyle photography, explore new and interesting food in New York, ski, rock climb, and update my Twitter and Google+ accounts.

6 responses to How To Delete A Tweetdeck Column on iPad App

  1. Hi, thank you for your post, it helped me a lot figuring out many things.

  2. Thanks for the info but the columns dont stay deleted

  3. Julia Skinner May 23, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Could you tell me how to show columns on the iPad. The screen only shows an iPhone shape with a single column that I can scroll across to get to the other columns. How do I get it like the desk top please?

  4. Having the same problem as Julia. Tweetdeck showing only one column at a time, and NO way to delete a column. Using your instructions does not work. Hold a finger on the column heading does nothing. HELP!!!!!

  5. To solve the problem open tweetdeck on your iphone, go to the column you want to delete, perform the pinching motion with your fingers on the screen, then select the cross that appears in the top right of the minimized column

  6. Just swipe ur fingers from outside to the middle and you can swipe through your columns and you can delete any column ou want.