Twitter Makes Big Changes to Smartphone and Tablet Apps for iOS and Android

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Today Twitter updated its app on iOS and Android smartphones and also for the iPad.

The iPhone and Android apps now show profiles with header photos "so you can express who you are more meaningfully." And now there are photo streams for profiles that display the images people have shared on Twitter, which can be swiped through like a slideshow.

The iPad version of Twitter now boasts fullscreen viewing off photos and videos. You can also see who has followed or mentioned you, as well as who as retweeted and favourited your tweets. Discover has also been revamped. Finally, the profile photos and photo streams you'll see on smartphones will appear in the iPad as well.

Twitter elaborates on profiles, which seem to be the biggest update to the social network today:

Make your presence on Twitter more meaningful with new Twitter profiles. Upload an all-new header photo on mobile apps for iPad, iPhone and Android or Twitter.com, and the same image will appear whenever anyone views your profile on the web or these apps. You can upload your header photo, which appears above your Tweets, to express yourself instantly, anywhere.

Combined with the photo streams, it sort of feels like Twitter walked one step closer to Facebook. But it's too early to be certain.

Company:
Twitter
Website:
http://www.twitter.com
Location:
San Francisco, California, United States

Twitter is a privately funded startup with offices in the SoMA neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. Started as a side project in March of 2006, Twitter has grown into a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. In countries all around the world, people follow the sources most relevant to them and access information via Twitter as it happens—from breaking world news to updates... more


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