Twitter for Android and iPhone updated

The Twitter app for Android and iOS devices has been updated to version 3.3 and 4.3 respectively. One of the biggest additions to the app is content previews. Tweets with links are expanded to give the reader a better glimpse at the content, similar to how Twitter shows previews for images. The app will now show snippets from Etsy, Kickstarter, Vimeo, and others. Notifications have also been improved. Users now have the option to get a notification whenever a certain twitter user tweets. The search and autocomplete have also gotten improvements and the iOS version of the app now has a better layout to track hashtags.

 

The Twitter blog states, “Since we introduced expanded Tweets on twitter.com, we’ve added several new partners like MLB and C-SPAN to a diverse and growing list of media sources. Starting today, you can also expand Tweets on Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android. When you tap a Tweet linking to a Kickstarter project, for example, you can play its video directly from the Tweet details view in your app. You can also read article summaries when you tap Tweets linking to sources like The Atlantic or play videos or view images when you expand Tweets linking to websites like Etsy and Vimeo. This new experience will roll out gradually to web, iPhone and Android users.

Expanded links

Expanded links

 

 

Here are the changelogs for the latest versions of the app:

 

Twitter for Android v3.3

- Expanded Tweets: when you view Tweet details containing links to partner sites, you can now see content previews, view images, play videos and more. [this feature is rolling out gradually]

- Push notifications for Tweets: choose to receive notifications from people you follow anytime they tweet or retweet

- Improvements to search autocomplete for users

- Tappable avatars that take you directly to user profiles

- Many other tweaks, polish, and bug and crasher fixes

 

Twitter for iPhone v4.3

- Expanded Tweets: when you view Tweet details containing links to partner websites, you can now see content previews, view images, play videos and more [please note: this feature is rolling out gradually]

- Enhanced experience around selected events with the best Tweets and photos from those involved

- Push notifications for Tweets: choose to receive notifications from people you follow anytime they tweet or retweet

- Ambient notifications: enables you to see brief non-interruptive notifications in the status bar while you are using the app

- Improvements to search autocomplete for users

- Discover: now indicates when new stories are available for you to view

- Tappable avatars that take you directly to user profiles

- Performance improvements

- Support for password entry in app when experiencing authentication issues

- Hungarian language support

- Updated with new Twitter bird

- Many other tweaks, polish, and bug and crasher fixes


Published Date: Jul 11, 2012 11:19 am | Updated Date: Jul 11, 2012 11:19 am