Twitter Beta Update Now Allows Users To Take Action On Incoming Tweets From The Notification Tray


Twitter has officially rolled out the latest version of its Twitter application to all registered Android beta testers via the Play Store. Version 5.2 comes in the form of a rather hefty update and brings with it the ability to take action on incoming tweets directly from the notification panel; enabling users to reply, retweet and favourite posts.

The development team behind Twitter also appear to be eliminating the ‘quote tweet’s option, by moving it to a very discreet section of the application. Now if users wish to quote a retweet they will have to click the tweet, tap on the integrated ‘Share’ button and choose ‘Quote Tweet’ from the extremely long list of third-party sharing option that unfold.

As you’d expect, the upgrade also brings a multitude of bug fixes, speed optimizations and stability improvements, but unfortunately, Twitter failed to provide us with a detailed changelog , so for now we’re in the dark with regards to what these fixes actually solve.

If you wish to get in on the beta testing action, simply follow the 3 steps listed below:

  • Join Twitters’s public Google Group.
  • Register to become a beta tester, by clicking here.
  • Follow this link, to download Twitter’s latest beta application through Google Play.

Once you’re registered, it’s important to bear in mind that the release you’re using is not intended for general public use and while it has undergone some internal testing, you may still experience some issues.

After you have signed up to be a beta tester and you’ve joined the official Twitter Google Group, click the source link below to download the updated application on Google Play.