The official Twitter for Android application received a healthy update today. It includes some nice features along with some various bug fixes that should make the app much more pleasant to use on the day to day.
In the update, Twitter is introducing “expanded tweets.” When you select a tweet that contains a link, you can now view images, play videos, and view other media content as long as it is a link to a partner site of Twitter. We now have push notifications for selected users you follow (finally) as well as tappable profile pictures for easy creeping. It’s a solid update in our book.
- Expanded Tweets: when you view Tweet details containing links to partner sites, you can now see content previews, view images, play videos and more. [this feature is rolling out gradually]
- Push notifications for Tweets: choose to receive notifications from people you follow anytime they tweet or retweet
- Improvements to search autocomplete for users
- Tappable avatars that take you directly to user profiles
- Many other tweaks, polish, and bug and crasher fixes