Twitter has unveiled an update for the mobile versions of its microblogging platform.
The company released updates for both the Android and iOS native applications as well as the web-based version of its mobile service.
Among the updates brought by the overhaul will be the addition of the 'expanded tweets' feature as well as support for links to third party sites and services. The update will allow users to directly access video and articles as well as integration with live events.
Other improvements for the mobile applications include the addition of direct push notifications for followed accounts rather than SMS notification. The update also brings the addition of autocomplete search functions.
Twitter unveiled similar search features, including real-time results and related results, for its desktop platform last week.
Meanwhile, the company has rolled out an overhaul for the mobile.twitter.com site itself. The web-based application, which is platform neutral and does not require the installation of a native application, will deliver faster performance as well as CSS3 and HTML5 support.
Other new features will include a new interface and smaller page sizes.
The company noted that the update was part of a long-term effort to overhaul the mobile platform and that additional features have been planned.
"Change is always difficult because it means, among other things, having to relearn what was once comfortable and familiar," Twitter designer Colleen Baik said in a company blog post.
"But we hope that the initial pains of readjustment quickly lead you to appreciate this faster, more comfortable and easier-to-use mobile.twitter.com on feature phones and older browsers."
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