On Tuesday, microblogging giant Twitter announced the availability of new versions of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android.
These new apps, Twitter says, contain several updates to “bring you closer to everything you care about.”
As of this writing, the most popular change seems to be to the ways in which users can now receive notifications.
“While it’s always been possible to receive Tweets via SMS from your favorite Twitter accounts,” writes Hu Kim, Twitter Product Manager, “these new versions of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android support push notifications for Tweets. You can get notifications from people you follow whenever they send a new Tweet or Retweet; turn on push notifications for Tweets for any user via the action button on their profile, and edit these notifications in your account settings on your device.”
Additionally, Twitter has made “major improvements” in search autocomplete so that users will see more suggestions when searching for people.
Starting today, you can also expand Tweets on Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android. When you tap a Tweet linking to a Kickstarter project, for example, you can play its video directly from the Tweet details view in your app. You can also read article summaries when you tap Tweets linking to sources like The Atlantic or play videos or view images when you expand Tweets linking to websites like Etsy and Vimeo. This new experience will roll out gradually to web, iPhone and Android users.
To read the entire list of revamped features for Twitter’s mobile presence, click here.