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Twitter for Android gets an update, now supports direct message syncing

Twitter for Android has now received a brand new update, which adds a few new features including support for direct message syncing. Read on to learn more.
July 9, 2013

Don’t you just hate when you read a Twitter direct message on your PC, only to find that your tablet or phone still has the same message marked as unread? Okay, it’s not the end of the world, but it’s still a minor annoyance.

The good news is that Twitter is rolling out a new Android app, alongside a new cross platform sync feature that ensures that if you read messages on one device, it shows up as read on all your other devices/platforms. The only catch is that you’ll have to be running official Twitter apps for the functionality to work – so no support for apps like Falcon Pro.

Outside of the new sync feature, the Android app also received a few search-related changes such as the ability to see user avatars while searching. You can also easily clear past searches from the dropdown menu.

Last but not least, the change log mentions “richer search results indicate when there are new Tweets for your query and show account results with bios and social context.” While not directly mentioned, there are also probably a few minor bug fixes in the update as well.

To grab the new version of Twitter head on over to Google Play. Have you updated yet? If so, what do you think of the new cross-platform sync and search-related changes?