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Twitter on Android, iOS gets new Discover, search, notices

updated 03:15 pm EDT, Thu April 26, 2012

Twitter mobile app gets more personal activity

Twitter pushed out a substantial update to its Android (Google Play) and iOS (App Store) apps to reorganize and streamline some of its existing features. The Discover tab has now been changed to show activity from those being followed, such as whether they favorite or retweet a post as well as add people or lists. Stories in the section are more dynamic and will expand to include related Twitter updates rather than staying relatively self-contained.

Search is now faster: the Connect tab for mentions now lets users start typing to find someone they know, instead of having to manually specify a person search. iPhone users in particular now now get a search history when checking for content in the Discover section.

On both platforms, push notifications now go beyond just messages. It's now possible to switch on notifications for when posts are favorited or retweeted, as well as for new follows. As with mentions and direct messages, users don't have to use all of the alerts.

The updates should be available now, although Twitter hasn't made mention of the iPad's code getting an update like on the smaller screen.

by MacNN Staff





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