Twitter Updates Android and iOS Apps
Twitter today released new versions of its mobile application for the Android and iOS platforms. Both apps receive a similar set of updates meant to make composing Tweets and adding photos faster and easier. The app now offers Tweet previews once photos have been added, which show the entire photo plus the username and avatar. Twitter also made it easier to remove or add location details to individual tweets for both apps in the composition screen. The Android app gains richer notifications, while the iPhone app loses the borders that used to appear around timelines. Twitter for Android and iOS is free to download from each platforms' respective app store. Twitter didn't update the BlackBerry or Windows Phone mobile 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 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 Overhauls Its Mobile Apps and Web Sites
Twitter today revealed a dramatic change to the look and feel of its Android and iOS mobile applications, and its mobile and desktop browser experiences. To start, Twitter has put profile, account, and privacy settings in a single place within the navigation menu to make them easier to find.
Twitter Unravels Thread Feature
Twitter today made it easier to publish tweet storms, or threads. The use of threads, a way to string together a series of tweets to tell a longer story, has risen in popularity over the last few years.
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.