Twitter has updated both its Android and iOS applications with a few tweaks that make the official application closer to the much better third-party Twitter apps available today.
On the Android side, Twitter now supports expandable notifications within the notification panel, allowing you to actually peek at what’s said instead of the previous “New interations” notification. On the iOS side, Twitter has now killed off the borders for the timeline, allowing tweets to fill the screen.
Here are a couple more features you can expect to find in the new Twitter apps:
- Photos: When you add a photo to your Tweet, you’ll see a full preview of your photo, not just the cropped version. We’ve also redesigned the experience to make it easy to share a photo from your camera roll: simply click the photo icon on the bottom right corner of the Tweet box. With fewer steps needed to share photos, you can more easily share what’s going on in your life and quickly return to marveling over that gorgeous sunset.
- Accounts: When you compose a Tweet, you’ll see your avatar and username, giving you a better sense of how your Tweet will actually appear. If you tweet from multiple accounts, it’s now easier to select the account you want to use by simply tapping on your avatar.
- Location: You can still add or remove your location from individual Tweets right from the Tweet box. Tagging your location is a handy way to save characters and provide context.
Other features include a notification when a friend joins Twitter and better previews of your tweets.
If you’re someone who uses the official Twitter application, be sure to update now!