Twitter 4.1.0 rolls out to Google Play, includes new compose window and improved notifications

May 29, 2013
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    Are you a Tweet-a-holic? If you can’t get enough of Twitter on your Android device, you’ll be happy to know that version 4.1.0 has arrived to the Play Store. The latest version of Twitter includes several changes, including photo enhancements, a new compose window and improved notifications.

    Probably the biggest change is the compose window, which is no longer a pop-up and instead runs in fullscreen. Additionally, the compose screen gives you full-sized previews of photos you are going to share and allows you to quickly switch to different accounts inside the window.

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    For those with Android 4.0 or higher, the enhanced notifications are also a pretty important change. Notifications now include the profile picture of the person interacting with you and additional info like if its a direct message, mention or retweet. You will also get notified when your friends join Twitter.

    Beyond that, it seems like there are also a few bug fixes in the latest version. The change log also mentions you will “enjoy wider and taller timelines in all parts of the app including profiles, search, and discover”.

    Anyhow, head over to Google Play now to check it out for yourself. For those that have already snagged the update, what do you think of the changes?

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    • Lendog

      Its a nice update

    • TestingTwitter

      I like the update quite a bit… I would say it´s only missing a few things…

      The notification piece is almost there, but instead of showing information, they should have gone one step further and make some interaction available. I also miss the option of having image previews in the TL.

      A dark theme(s) would be most welcome, as well as the ability to change the compose button location, so it can be brought to the bottom of the screen, which would allow for easier one-hand usage. The same applies to the “tweet” button in the compose window, it should be more accessible.

      In any case, it is a very welcome upgrade and I think it makes the official app come closer to some unofficial alternatives. One more upgrade like this and it could be on par.

    • Jaliel

      I dunno about you guys but running on my S3, they broke the ringtone notification, instead of my regular twitter ringtone now it sounds the phone’s default ringtone…

      Then the led notification used to be green now is blue…

      Mention notifications are getting delayed for a certain periods of time, and whenever I do get it it shows an @ icon instead of the supoused person’s profile icon…

      So for me two thumbs down

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