Twitter for Android update adds header photos for profiles, photo stream, and more


Twitter for Android has gotten itself a very significant upgrade in the Google Play Store. A long list of changes have been made, including the addition of profile header photos, a photo stream feature, pinch to zoom on photos, search suggestions for people, topics, or hashtags, better account management, and more.

It still won’t flourish as the premier Twitter experience despite it being Twitter’s official offering, but if you have stuck with the first party app this long then you’ll probably have no qualms with this update. Download it in the Google Play Store.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I still use it solely for the fact that it’s the only app I know that uses Push Notifications.

    However, if another app comes along that does that, then it’s likely this will get dropped from my list of apps.

    The new update is pretty nice though…

    1. Have you taken a look at Tweetification?

      This allows you to receive Twitter text notifications as “Push Notifications. It then links to ANY app you would want to open. It’s allowed me to use Tweet Lanes as my daily Twitter app. You should definitely give it a try.

      1. I took a look. According to its description Twitter are blocking third-party apps from using Push Notifications. I did not know this. That sucks a little. This app sounds genius though. Thanks for the recommendation. I’ll give it a whirl, because like you….I use Tweet Lanes too.
        Just realised…the ONE network they don’t list (T-Mobile UK) is the network I’m on. -_-

  2. They’ve also redesigned the iPad app, but there’s still no tablet-friendly layout on Android. And, of course, this is while they’re looking to drive third-party clients out of business. Not smart.

    1. The Google TV Twitter app looks like it would be good for tablets. Nice big layout. If you want the .apk to try I could pull it for you.

      1. Thanks for the offer! I’m happily using an alternative client, actually. My concern is their desire to tighten the screws on third-parties, even as they fail to address the demand themselves.

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