Twitter presented recently many new improvements and changes to its social micro-blogging platform but the problem was that all these upgrades arrived only for the desktop platform and not for mobile, in which most of the social network’s users are actually using.
But now, Twitter finally brings the renovated desktop experience into mobile devices as well. The company announced on the roll out of a new Twitter’s mobile app for iPhone (download from the App Store) and for Android (download from Google Play) which includes the following upgrades:
The Expanded Tweets feature which been presented last month for desktop is now available on the smartphones’ app too. It will allow users to view enhanced and richer media contents of some media partners directly from Twitter’s stream, which suppose to make it easier consuming content without the need of leaving the app.
Admittedly, Expanded Tweets is a great improvement for the platform that can really assist and save a lot of time when browsing through different Tweets. Twitter also added additional featured partners like MLB, C-Span, Kickstarter, The Atlantic, Etsy and Vimeo.
The feature which allows users a better tracking and sharing contents regarding to a specific highlighted event is now available on the iPhone app (no ETA yet for Android). You can watch for yourself how it looks like on the #NASCAR page.
Search Autocomplete Improvement
Last week, Twitter revamped its search capabilities on the desktop platform and now the company brings some of this search upgrade to mobile apps too where it’s probably more necessary. With this search upgrade, more autocomplete suggestions will appear as typing and I can already testify it is a big improvement.
Specific Users Push Notifications
This is a really useful new option tailored especially for mobile devices. Now users can turn on push notifications for certain users of their choice only. It can be very helpful if you are waiting for some announcement or an update from someone but you don’t want to be stuck in front of the Twitter stream constantly.
More simpler improvements for the mobile app are the ability to enter users’ profile by tapping on their avatar, Hungarian language support and the Discover tab will now indicate if there are new stories for the user to see (for iPhone only).