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Twitter for Android Updated – New Tweetbox, Richer Notifications, and Wider Timelines

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The official Twitter app for Android received a hefty update this morning, one that includes a revamped Tweet composer that should make it easier to share photos thanks to quick access to your camera roll. When pressing the gallery button, your images will appear just under the Tweet composer, so that you can quickly choose the images you need or have likely recently taken. It’s a pretty nifty trick.

Users will also find richer notifications, a wider and taller timeline, and notifications when friends join the social network. 

Full changelog:

  • The new Tweet composer makes it easier to share with quick access to your camera roll and clear previews of how your Tweets will appear.
  • Richer notifications now include details like avatars and indicate how people are interacting with you (reply, retweet, etc.) for devices running Android 4.0 and higher.
  • Enjoy wider and taller timelines in all parts of the app including profiles, search, and Discover.
  • Receive a notification when a friend has joined Twitter.

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Cheers Anthony!

  • John

    Like I’ve said 100 times before, I cannot for the life of me understand why twitter doesn’t show an image preview in TL. It’s the only reason I use falcon.

  • Dave

    As much as I like this new update, I don’t understand how they went and broke the ringtone settings. I have a specific tone set for Twitter, but for whatever reason now it just uses my Default System Notification Tone.

  • John Malin

    What keyboard is that?

  • MikeSaver

    If some app made it so that you could get only notifications from your twitter list, i would be all for that. Or just a widget of a twitter list.

    Nobody cares about twitter lists.

    • Hothfox

      I didn’t even remember my lists until you said this. If they had a column just for list checking, I’d love that.

  • Kenny Larson

    Boo. Still no tablet verison.

  • Hothfox

    Avatars aren’t showing up for me, for some reason. All the other changes in the update are there, though.

  • Still on Falcon… woot woot!

    • AnotherAndroidKid


      • DKowalsky2

        Still love Falcon as well, but my DMs no longer show up and no push notification API is a bummer. Wish Twitter would make that public.

        In any case, the official Twitter app has been much improved over the past few months and I think I’ll stick with it.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    I like what they did with the photo adding!!!! oh my. It made me smile.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    why did they remove the @ button? ten steps forward, then a road trip backwards.

    idk man idk

    • JoshGroff

      Correct me if I’m wrong, but that’s a problem with Swype, not Twitter.

      • Shane Redman

        He meant the one in the actual tweet window, not the keyboard

        • JoshGroff

          Also, that’s not Swype, I was mistaken. >.>

          • Daniel Lewis

            What keyboard IS it?

            Edit: Looks like the Sense 5 keyboard.

          • Justin Winker

            Yup, it’s the Sense 5 keyboard. Source: My One.

          • JoshGroff

            That’s why it looked so familiar.

            Source: My DNA with Newt’s Sense 5 port.

  • David Dudovitz

    When will they finally update their horrible widget?

  • KleenDroid