Twitter has redesigned its official Twitter for Android app that reflects a native Android experience and closely follows the “holo” Android styling. The latest update comes after the release for the Android 4.0 version. iOS and mobile web apps have also been updated, however, the Android version has received the most significant changes.
In a blog post today, Twitter announced that the experience is “a native Android experience: wider and taller timelines that fill the screen, a flat navigation bar, tap and hold for quick actions, and more.”
With the Twitter for Android update, users will now be able quickly navigate between the four tabs — home, connect, discover, and me — by simply swiping their fingers across the screen. Users will also be automatically offers for user and hashtag suggestions as they compose tweets or do searches.
Other improvements to the app include:
- Faster launch times and general performance upgrades
- “Retweeted by” in Tweet detail is now tappable
- Fix for reply-to-self in conversations
- Fix for bug that prevented undoing retweets in some cases
For those on iOS devices and using mobile.twitter.com, you will now see photo galleries, apps, and product listings in expanded tweets. Also, the new version now supports links to other mobile apps right below the content from which it is shared. For instance, if a friend has checked-in to a place and has shared a photo via Foursquare, you’ll see a link below the tweet saying “Open in Foursquare app.” If you don’t yet have the app installed on your phone, you can tap to install it from within the Tweet.