Twitter has released version 4.3 of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android. According to the update, the release includes:
– Expanded Tweets: when you view Tweet details containing links to partner websites, you can now see content previews, view images, play videos and more [note that this feature is rolling out gradually]
– Enhanced experience around selected events with the best Tweets and photos from those involved
– Push notifications for Tweets: choose to receive notifications from people you follow any time they tweet or retweet
– Ambient notifications: enables you to see brief non-interruptive notifications in the status bar while you are using the app
– Improvements to search autocomplete for users
– Discover: now indicates when new stories are available for you to view
– Tappable avatars that take you directly to user profiles
– Performance improvements
– Support for password entry in app when experiencing authentication issues
– Hungarian language support
– Updated with new Twitter bird
– Many other tweaks, polish, and bug and crash fixes
One of the major facets of this update is the ability to play videos directly within tweets. This is a feature that desktop Twitter users have enjoyed and is now brought to the smart phone platform.
According to a company blog post from Product Manager Sung Hu Kim, “These new apps contain several updates to bring you closer to everything you care about.”
You can obtain the latest update from the app store or here.