Twitter update

Inline previews and new, easier ways to reply, retweet and favorite

The official Twitter app for Android has been updated with a feature that's long been popular in third-party clients, inline previews for photos and videos. The feature, enabled by default but toggleable in the settings menu, shows an expanded preview of photos and Vines (but not YouTube videos) directly in your feed. You can then tap the inline image to show a larger version.

In addition, todays update brings reply, retweet and favorite buttons directly underneath each tweet, meaning you no longer have to long press to access these. (You'll still need to long press to share individual tweets to other apps, however.)

The new version of Twitter for Android (ver. 4.1.9) is rolling out now on Google Play, so check the Play Store app to grab the update.

More: Twitter blog


Reader comments

Twitter updated with inline photo and video previews


Falcon Pro still has a built-in browser. Twitter has previews for select content, but you can't load a page within the app.

The big issues for me would be 1) no TweetMarker 2) no inline Instagram pics and 3) no built-in browser (iOS official Twitter app has this, why hasn't it been done for Android yet???)

It's getting better but those are still dealbreakers as long as Falcon keeps running decently...fingers crossed TweetMarker gets added to Carbon eventually.

I gotta admit, this app has gotten tremendously better over the last year. I thought they were gonna shut off 3rd party apps while sitting firmly on their asses, but the updates have been significant and useful.

I'm still using Falcon, but now at least I know the 1st party app is decent enough.

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There has been a lot of frequent updates over on the beta channel for this, and I am sure gearing up for their upcoming public IPO has had something to do with the fire lit under their behinds.

No that I believe. Once that is done all bets are off.

I thought you had to go dark though before an IPO

My S-Pen went through hell to deliver this important message to you

I cannot believe there's still no TweetMarker. I'll continue using Tweetings.

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Ive been waiting for inline pics and its finally here. Problem is the app is still jerky compared to Falcon. Had to uninstall until they fix the overall smoothness.

Great to see a beta channel feature go to the main channel! Maybe that would have my friends, who are teenagers just like me, NOT retweet pictures that gross people out.

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The options under each post make it way too busy (and easy to accidently hit those). I might have to revert to last version. At least it looks like there is an option to turn off photo preview, but I'm probably ok with that.

Relatively unrelated, but still Twitter: the newest Twitter beta, 5.0.0-beta.32, crashes on launch on my HTC One. Really annoying :(