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Twitter app gets a greatly needed overhaul

By 02.07.13

Twitter’s apps for Android and iOS have been… OK. Useful, not great, kind of in need of an overhaul. And it finally got one.



There are a lot of changes, but let’s start with the annoyance you didn’t know you had: Now when you click on a link in a Twitter mobile app, it actually sends you to the link instead of making the Tweet bigger.

There’s a lot of this simplification. Search and Discover now just put everything into one stream, instead of multiple streams. Connect, where your replies and retweets go, now defaults to showing you everything. Oh, and iPhone users? You finally get a search button. Welcome to the party!

Mostly what’s noticeable is that it’s more usable. I’m on Twitter constantly, on my tablet and my phone, and the update has made a considerable difference in how fast the app is, how many fewer steps you have to take to do something.

While it’s not exactly earth-shaking, it turns something that was just OK into something genuinely good. If you’ve got Twitter for your phone already, the update should be downloaded, and if not, you can find it on your phone’s app store.

Search And Discover Improvements [Twitter Blog]

About Dan Seitz... Dan Seitz is a semi-professional nerd (he'll have to code a homebrew game for the NES before he goes pro). He grew up fiddling with video game systems, computers, cameras, and other technology you should never hand to an eight-year-old if you want it back in pristine condition. Currently, he lives in Boston with his girlfriend, her cat, a Shih Tzu, and far too many objects with processors.
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