Twitter for Android

Twitter for Android, the official Twitter application for Android devices has been updated today and the update brings along some pretty awesome new features. The folks at Twitter have been hard at work listening to users and refining the way things work, and attempting to deliver the best experience possible. In trying to do so they have released an update for the Android application, and the update brings the following new and enhanced features.

  • Expanded Tweets: when you view Tweet details containing links to partner sites, you can now see content previews, view images, play videos and more. [this feature is rolling out gradually]
  • Push notifications for Tweets: choose to receive notifications from people you follow anytime they tweet or retweet
  • Improvements to search autocomplete for users
  • Tappable avatars that take you directly to user profiles
  • Many other tweaks, polish, and bug and crasher fixes

The update is pushing its way through Google Play currently, so be sure to check for the update shortly, and as always let us know how you like it! [Download from Google Play]


Reader comments

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If you're looking for a widget similar to Plume you're going to be disappointed. The official app still has the same old widget.

Finally, my notifications are working again! I had to do some troubleshooting, but it was worth it, so I'm a happy camper. :)

As much as I want to use the official app as my main twitter application there's one thing that keeps bothering me about it. Compared to Plume, Seesmic, TweetCaster, Twicca, the official app is the slowest one out there. At least for me it is, which is strange since I'm running it on an EVO 4G. Typing a tweet isn't as quick as it should be compared to those other apps and it just moves slower compared to Plume (which is my app of choice).

Push notifications are great but the speed difference is so noticeable for me that I can't do it.

Still haven't found one better than Plume. I tried everything else for awhile but still come back to Plume. Sorry, Twitter.

Is it just me or do photos not show up when you click on the tweet anymore? Now I have to click the link to open the photo as opposed to seeing the photo first as a preview.

It really looks awful as well on my One X. That 3 button menu bar at the bottom of every app is just really annoying. It also makes the tabs at the top of Twitter look broken in two pieces on each tab. I think it's time to root and rom this phone.