Twitter App to Receive Better Search, Single Stream Discovery, and More
There’s been a lot of buzz lately over the third-party Twitter app Carbon, however, Twitter isn’t going to simply roll over and die. In fact, they’re about to roll out a new update in hopes of preventing users from straying away.
The update is expected anytime now and features improvements to Discovery, Search, Links, and more. Here’s what you can expect from the improved Twitter app, once the update hits the Play store:
- Discover: Now all the content in Discover — Tweets, Activity, Trends and suggestions of accounts to follow — appears in a single stream, on both iPhone and Android. You can also dive into Activity and Trends from new previews at the top of the Discover tab.
- Search: Search results now surface the most relevant mix of Tweets, photos, and accounts, all in one stream (similar to the stream in Discover). We’ve also added a new search button to Twitter for iPhone, letting you search from anywhere within the app. (This button was already available in the Android and iPad apps.) Look for the magnifying glass icon next to the button you use to compose a Tweet.
- Connect: To provide a simpler experience in the Connect tab, the default view is now Interactions, which shows you new followers, retweets and mentions. If you prefer to view only your mentions in Connect, you can adjust the default in settings – find the “Connect tab” option and select “Mentions only”.
- Links: Click a URL in a Tweet to go directly to that website from any timeline and get to content highlighted on Twitter faster. (Previously, when you tapped any part of a Tweet, it would first expand and then a second click was required to get to the website.)
I’ve always been privy to the official Twitter app and it looks like it’s only getting better. No matter your preference, it’s worth it to take a look.
Keep an eye out for the update to drop by following the Play link below.
Source: Twitter Blog