Twitter Updates Android and iOS Search Powers
Twitter today announced updates to both its Android and iOS mobile applications, as well as its web site, that are meant improve the service's search capabilities. First, all the content that appears under the Discover tab is now streamed in a single column. The Search function now delivers a mix of results that include tweets, people, and photos all together, rather than separately. The Connect tab has also been reorganized and will now by default show users all their interactions (mentions, messages, etc.). Last, users now only need click on links embedded in tweets one (rather than twice) to go directly to content shared in the tweet. The updates to the Android iOS applications will be available from the Google Play Store and from iTunes later today.
Twitter Adds 'Connect' Tab to Help Find Accounts Worth Following
Twitter today announced a new tool meant to make it easier to find new people and accounts to follow. The "connect" tab will appear on Twitter for the web, and in the Android and iOS mobile apps beginning today, where Twitter will curate a list of accounts it believe users might like to follow.
Twitter Debuts 'Explore' Tab In Mobile Apps
Twitter today took a step toward simplifying the process of browsing through and searching for content in its Android and iOS mobile apps. Moving forward, Twitter is combining the Trends, Moments, and Search functions into a single tab called Explore.
Twitter Makes Privately Sharing Tweets Easier
Twitter is adding a new button to its Android and iOS apps today that makes it simple to send tweets directly to other users. The tool is meant to help take public content private, so it can be shared and discussed with individuals in direct messages.
Twitter Discovers New Way to Spot Trends
Twitter has canned the Discover and Activity tabs in its mobile applications in favor of a new way to sift through trending content. Moving forward, when people use the search bar they'll also see trending stories as well as descriptions of those stories.