Twitter Retiring TweetDeck for Android and iOS
Twitter today announced that it plans to cease offering Tweetdeck to the Android and iOS platforms. Tweetdeck will be removed from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store by early May, and will stop working soon after. Twitter bought Tweetdeck and several other third-party Twitter apps in order to more closely control the experience of its service. It suggests that Android and iOS device owners use the official Twitter apps for their respective platforms. Twitter is also killing off the AIR-based Tweetdeck app for PCs. Instead, Twitter will continue to increase the functionality of Twitter.com, Tweetdeck for Chrome browser, and the official mobile apps.
Twitter Rolls Out Polling Feature to Android and iOS Apps
Twitter today said anyone will be able to create polls from their mobile device thanks to an update rolling out this week. Twitter says users can create two-choice polls right from the Tweet composition box.
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.
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 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.