Twitter has updated its Android app, bringing a host of new features, while also confirming that new functions recently announced will becoming to iPhone and web users imminently.
Announcing the update on a blog posting, the firm’s technical lead for Android, Jonathan Le, said that the refresh would improve the navigation of the site on phones running the operating system.
“Its new design 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,” he said.
He also explained the firm has made it easier to search for information and find contacts.
“You can now quickly navigate between tabs by swiping across your screen. And as you type your tweet or search, you’ll see username and hashtag suggestions, making it easier to connect with friends and join conversations," he explained.
Le also confirmed that recently announced improvements to the Twitter Cards platform will be available via iPhone and mobile web users of Twitter, offering more images, information and links to other apps directly from messages posted on the site.
This will allow businesses to display more information on messages they post to help increase users interaction and engagement.
“All three mobile apps, plus twitter.com, now show more types of content in expanded Tweets: photo galleries, apps and product listings.”
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