News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday March 06, 2013.
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Twitter has just published updates to its Android and iPhone apps, delivering enhancements to browsing tweets on either OS. The official Twitter app now provides a detailed conversation view, so tweets also display replies, which makes it easier to follow a long conversation. Tweets also appear when a user clicks a link to a webpage, but users can tap on the screen to dismiss the tweet for appearing at the bottom.
Search has been altered to supply older Top Tweets on occasion. When a search term matches with a big event, like an election or sporting event, there's now a chance that more Top Tweets (the ones that gain many retweets, favorites, and are connected to the term) from the past can appear. Someone searching for Super Bowl in a month may see Top Tweets from February as a result. Twitter has mostly shown Top Tweets that were more recent.
Here's a full change log (iPhone version)
- As you search you'll see more topic and user suggestions for your query, based on what?s happening in real time. You'll also see these suggestions when adding a hashtag or username as you compose a new Tweet.
- Top Tweets from big moments in the past pop out when you search for a given term. For example, searching for "election" might highlight Tweets from several months ago.
- When you open a web page you can now see the related Tweet for more context. Just pull the tray icon up or down to see or hide the Tweet.
- It's easier to see long conversations in the Tweet details view, which now shows all of the replies to any Tweet
- When you block a user in the app, their Tweets will instantly disappear from the Connect tab in the app
- Pull-to-refresh in Discover shows a new, smoother animation
- Support for traditional Chinese
- Logout support (iOS 6 only)
- Uploading videos vie Mobypicture, Vodpod and Posterous is no longer supported
- Additional bug fixes and improvements
Here's a full change log (Android version
- 1. Top Tweets from big moments in the past pop out when you search for a given term. When you tap a Top Tweet in search results you can see more Tweets about that topic during that time
- 2. Discover shows a new, smoother animation when you pull-to-refresh for more content
- 3. Additional bug fixes and improvements
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.