Twitter mobile apps updated with new 'Top Tweet' feature

Twitter yesterday rolled out updates for its iOS and Android apps as well as its mobile site. The updates aim to make it easier and quicker to find content on Twitter.


When users search for tweets, they may spot a Top Tweet that will be separate from the remainder of the results. This Top Tweet will be the top match for a user's query, based on relevance and engagement. If a user wishes to see more tweets from this time period, they will have to tap on the "View more from this time" option.

Twitter iOS, Android apps updated with Top Tweet

With improved autocomplete suggestions



Those using the app on their iPhones and iPads will notice a bunch of other new features. Whenever users click on a link from a tweet in their timeline, they will now be able to see that tweet at the bottom of the app's built-in web browser. If a user does not wish to see the tweet, they can tap the page to hide it. Also, pulling up and down on the tray icon will cause the tweet to appear or disappear from view.


The update also brings better autocomplete suggestions. Users will find more suggestions for hashtags, topics and user names when searching for something or composing a tweet.


The app is available for download on the App Store and the Google Play store.


Late last month, Twitter for Windows Phone received a major update that revamped the app's look and feel. The app not just looks like it was born in the sleek Modern UI that Windows Phone uses, it also supports live tiles now.


The new interface of the app retains the four-column look it employs on its apps for Android, iOS and BlackBerry. You can now swipe between the Home, Mentions and Discover columns in addition to clicking on extra-large icons on top.


Twitter for Windows Phone now actually looks like it belongs to the Windows platform, as compared to the previous version; it was slightly under-designed compared to the micro-blogging site’s app for other platforms. That is not saying much about how the app previously looked, as one would say Twitter for iOS and Android and BlackBerry are not quite the best apps to tweet with. In fact, a lot of people prefer using third-party apps to send out tweets on their smartphones.

Published Date: Mar 07, 2013 08:10 pm | Updated Date: Mar 07, 2013 08:10 pm