Twitter for iOS and Android updated, brings new design and photos within direct messages


Twitter’s iOS and Android apps have received significant visual overhauls, though anybody running the Android alpha or beta branches will be familiar with the swipe-friendly aesthetic.

The newly-public company now divides its feeds into three regions: Timeline, Discovery and Activity. The first is what we’re all used to, showing followers’ Tweets; the second is a collection of what Twitter thinks you’ll want to read — news blurbs, follower recommendations, trends, etc.; and the latter is what all your followers are doing in their own timelines.

The new version also lets users send photos within direct messages, or DMs, something that further entrenches Twitter in the “instant messaging” space.

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  • Samuel Oh

    I am not liking the new redesign for Android for this one fact – instead of being able to swipe to access “notifications” like you used to be able to, it has been replaced by “discover” and “activity,” two of the least used features in my Twitter use. To get to the notifications, I actually have to tap on the notifications button. Bad bad UI change

  • Stuntman06

    Widget still sucks and still cumbersome to get to my list. Every time they update the Android app, I’m hoping for a good widget and good shortcut to my lists. Every time I’m disappointed and go back to using Android Pro Widgets and Seesmic. It seems the only time I actually use the Twitter app is when I update to see if it’s any good.

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