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Twitter Releases Version 4.0 on Android – New UI, Easier Connections With Friends, and More

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The official Twitter app for Android received a UI makeover today and now “reflects a native Android experience: wider and taller timelines that fill the screen, a flat navigation bar, tap and hold for quick actions, and more.” You can swipe between tabs to quickly navigate, view suggestions as you type user names or search terms, and see links to services whenever a Tweet is shared from another mobile app. 

Here is the Play store changelog:

  • We’ve got a brand new look and feel crafted for Android 4.0+. Navigate seamlessly between your favorite parts of Twitter with a simple swipe.
  • It’s easier to connect with friends and join conversations with @username and #hashtag suggestions that appear as you search or compose a Tweet
  • Discover, install and launch your favorite apps from Tweets
  • Other bug fixes and improvements

About time, right? Thanks for introducing 2011-12 features, Twitter!

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  • Guest

    I actually forgot I had installed a custom font from ROM Toolbox that didn’t take effect until now: It looks damn sexy. http://i.imgur.com/pNeArTY.png

  • cmdub

    twitter is great but their disdain for the third party apps which do a much better job in most cases than theirs is not ok

    i only use the default app for notifications now since they dont really allow the push notification api to 3rd parties

  • John S

    Why they do not include a pic and vid preview is so beyond me I can’t even fathom. It’s the only reason I use 3rd party apps.

  • David Dudovitz

    On DNA where HTC still doesn’t let you disable three dot bar, (Verizon removed it), it still shows up but doesn’t do anything anywhere in the app. Ugh.

  • rsavaiano

    Still no tablet support and they forgot to update the widgets to reflect the new design. Twitter seems pretty lazy when it comes to Android.

  • Hothfox

    It’s a step in the right direction. I left the Twitter app because it looked horrendous – I’ve missed push notifications and multiple account support now that I’m on Falcon Pro. This new UI that looks more Holo is nice, but still smacks of iOS too much, and hate that they’re being so stingy towards third party developers though. I will probably head back to it so I can get my multiple accounts in one app and receive push.

  • possomcrast

    I really wish they’d embrace third party apps.

  • Swoops

    Updates are cool ;) Here is twitter blog for more information http://blog.twitter.com/2013/04/new-mobile-updates-for-android-iphone.html

  • sean.yesmunt

    REally like it at a first glance.

  • Austin Warren

    I only use twitter to talk to famous people. Everyone else is annoying.

  • steve0617

    Holy GOD, what is with that terrible and faint font? I can’t see the text anymore! How about black on white, not gray on white.

  • Nate

    That new font is terrible

  • slider112

    Nice update, but Falcon Pro is still tops in my book.

    • http://androidforums.com/members/kwest12.html kwest12

      Seems like the may have abandoned development ever since they found out twitter would not make an exception for their token limit: is that accurate? It (unfortunately) would make sense…

      • slider112

        I don’t think it’s been abandoned; it’s been updated a couple times since the token reset, the latest on 3/22/13.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=674686564 Andrew Scott

    So! Who’s jumping ship from Falcon Pro? *crickets*

    • http://profiles.google.com/jtsurf18 Jason Downing

      Ya, but for those who don’t have a Falcon Pro token?

      • http://twitter.com/DerekTHR Derek Robinson

        They reset all of the tokens a while ago. Did all of those already get taken again?

        • http://profiles.google.com/jtsurf18 Jason Downing

          No idea. I just remember all the news about it. I’m not really a frequent twitter user so I never really looked into it; however, I just looked on the play store and it looks as though it’s still on sale and avail to purchase so there are probably some left.

        • Guest

          No. I can’t see the twitter app well enough now so I redownloaded Falcon (which I had paid for the first time around) and it logged in/registered just fine.

          • steve0617

            Proof.

        • steve0617

          No. I can’t see the twitter app well enough now so I redownloaded Falcon (which I had paid for the first time around) and it logged in/registered just fine. (unsure what time it’s referring to as I did it about two hours ago).

  • Droidzilla

    I only use Twitter to enter DL contests.

  • http://twitter.com/thafngame24 Mark Avery

    still not optimized for tablets……