Twitter Updates Android and iOS Apps with New Profiles
Updated: added reference to the breakgae with thrid-party imaging hosting.
Twitter today provided updates to both its Android and iOS applications. The newest mobile version of Twitter makes alterations to user profiles and header photos, which are now much larger and more easily customized. The new application also adds photo streams for events and the ability to zoom in/out on photos posted to Twitter. Other changes to the application include search suggestions for people, topics, and hashtags; better account management/security tools; and other bug fixes. Of note, the new version of Twitter no longer permits the use of third-party image hosting services. Instead, all photos shared through Twitter are hosted by Twitter's own image hosting service. The update is free for both platforms. In addition to the iPhone app update, the iPad version of Twitter has been completely overhauled to match the appearance and functionality of the iPhone and Android apps.
Twitter to Post Larger Images In Timelines
Twitter today said it is improving the multimedia experience of Twitter.com by changing how it handles images. Moving forward, Twitter will now show full image previews, rather than crop them.
Twitter Wants You to Dress Up Images with Stickers
Twitter today said it is bringing stickers to its Android and iOS mobile apps. Twitter users can browse through Twitter's library of hundreds of accessory, emoji, and prop stickers to "make your photos more fun." Twitter says people can use multiple stickers on a single photo, as well as resize and rotate the stickers to better fit the image.
Twitter Unifying iPhone and iPad App UIs
Twitter said it is bridging the gap between its iPhone and iPad applications so users have the same experience no matter which device they pick up. The iPhone and iPad apps were originally developed separately, according to Twitter.
Twitter for Windows 10 Overhauled for Mobile and PCs
Twitter for Microsoft's Windows 10 platform has been given a significant update, putting it more in line with the apps available to Android and iOS devices. For example, Twitter now includes the Moments tab for summaries of current events and support for inserting GIFs into tweets.
Twitter More Prominently Suggesting Who to Follow
Twitter has tweaked its Android and iOS mobile apps by adding "who to follow" suggestions directly to users' timelines. Twitter says it relies on a number of factors to determine the suggested accounts, including users' email and phone contacts, as well as what types of accounts they already follow.