Twitter updating with DM sync and new search features

'Direct messages now sync across all your devices,' says Twitter

Twitter has announced a handful of new updates to its social platform today, including synchronization for direct messages and new features in search. Twitter says the new features will roll out "gradually" and that you'll need the latest version of the app — which is just now being pushed to Google Play — in order to take advantage of them.

In addition to giving you access to all your DMs across all your devices, Twitter user search has been updated to include full biographies and related user accounts. Accounts in searches now appear as large blocks with additional info, and you can swipe to the left to view similar users.

The new features are live in Twitter version 4.1.2 for Android, which is now available on the Google Play Store. You can grab it from the link above.

Source: Official Twitter blog (opens in new tab)

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  • Go Falcon Pro!! Posted via Android Central App
  • Twitter needs to stop with the API lock BS. I wonder how many devs they have working on this app... It sucks because it only took one guy (in his free time, might I add) to make an app better by light years. Free Falcon Pro or hire its developer!!!
  • Still a pathetic amount of wasted screen space.
  • This wouldn't be a bad app if they could just add a dark theme, sync timelines better and across platforms (which could be coming since now DM's do) mute filter but leave "promoted" tweets because you know they have to
  • Falcon Pro, WE WILL AVENGE YOU!!!
  • The app seems a lot snappier and loads much faster than before. Posted via Android Central App
  • Still cannot view images in the timeline. Falcon Pro all the way with its "starred users" feature.
  • hmmm.....