Twitter has started offering a dedicated version of its platform for Android tablet users, with owners of the newest Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 the first to receive the app.
Twitter said in a blog post it had optimised the app to offer the best possible experience for Android users, with a raft of features included to make the most of the tablet form factor.
“While we’ve long offered a mobile app for Android users, we’ve not yet provided an app that is optimised for Android tablets - until now,” it said.
“The landscape view fills your screen with Tweets, conversations, Trends, accounts to follow and more. With a single tap, Tweets expand on the right side to show photos, videos and article previews. Dive deeper with another tap to see photos, play videos or read links from the web in full-screen mode.”
This includes a multi-screen view so you can run Twitter while using other applications (pictured above), and a Twitter widget that brings content from the site direct to the home screen.
Launching first on the Note 10.1, Twitter has also made it possible for users to illustrate messages by drawing on them before posting them (below). The micro-blogging firm said the rollout to other Android tablets would begin before the end of the year.
The move to create a dedicated Android tablet app experience underlines the importance the firm sees in mobile platforms. As Twitter moves towards a public listing on the stock market, mobile is seen as a vital part of its future.
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