Twitter Improves Search And Discovery In Latest App Update
Twitter rolled out a new version of their Android and iOS apps today, improving on search, discovery, and notifications. In both apps, search has become increasingly easier thanks to spelling suggestions and related searches in search results. Username autocomplete in search has also been added, making finding someone extremely fast and less cumbersome. iPhone users will enjoy additional search improvements with a tap of the search box in Discover allowing them to see their most recent queries, as well as the ability to go directly to someone’s profile when searching for a username in Connect.
Using the Discover tab, Android and iOS users will be able to see Activity such as which Tweets are favorited or retweeted by the people they follow and which accounts those people follow or add to lists. Users can now tap on stories to see Tweets about a particular trend or news article, from which they can read, reply, retweet or favorite related Tweets.
Last but not least, Twitter has added push notifications for interactions such as when your Tweets have been retweeted, favorited, or when you have new followers. It’s up to you how “notified” you’d like to be and can change the setting at any time.
The official Twitter app for Android has remained my favorite Twitter client and I’ll have to take these improvements for a spin before deciding whether or not they are welcomed changes. iOS users can sound off in the comments to let us know how these changes have affected their experience with the app and whether or not Twitter should have left well enough alone.
To grab the latest version of Twitter for Android or iOS, visit the link for your respective app store below: