Official Twitter app for Windows Phone updated with several new features

Twitter has released a significant update for its official app for Windows Phone, bringing several new features as well as many minor tweaks.

As outlined in the app's Windows Store listing, users can now select a dark theme, changing timelines to show a black background instead of the standard white background. The first version of Twitter's Windows Phone app featured both dark and light themes, though the feature was removed when the social network released its redesigned app in February.

Custom notifications are also supported now, with users available to select accounts to receive Windows Phone toasts when tweets are sent. Other major additions include a lockscreen that "highlights interesting tweets on your homescreen" and improved search features, such as automatic suggestions and results that include both users and tweets. Keyword searches can now also be pinned to the Start screen with their own specific tile.

In terms of minor additions, the app's previously released automatic translate feature has been updated to include support for 13 new languages. Several other small, undocumented changes also appear in the update, such as a slight gradient below the top navigation bar when scrolling down a timeline.

The new app is currently available for download or update in the Windows Phone Store.

Source: Windows Phone Store via WMPoweruser

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As xpxp2002 said, it would benefit people that have devices like the Lumia 925 which uses an AMOLED displays. Those displays don't light up black areas. Instead, black is simply a lack of light.

Don't worry. The day everyone stops caring about Vine, they will release the Windows Phone app. Same reason why the official Instagram app was already built, but not released yet.

I keep using Rowi on my device exactly because the official twitter app didn't have a dark theme at the time. I might change though I quite like Rowi actually.

Hu? Twitter 3.0 (see the galary)? My Phone tells me I'm on Twitter 3.2.0.28451, and I didn't update that app the last days.

Studio384 said,
Hu? Twitter 3.0 (see the galary)? My Phone tells me I'm on Twitter 3.2.0.28451, and I didn't update that app the last days.

Where did you get your time machine, and would I be able to borrow it?

Tried it now and Im loving the update. I'm offically switching from MehDoh to this. Dark theme is nice and clean. Lockscreen update is nice too.

I would like Two features in WP:

1) Apps getting integrated with Hub. This should happen or become irrelevant once notification centre comes.

2) Multiple Apps can use the lockscreen. Getting Interesting Tweets plus Weather forecast and Bing wallpaper of the day would be killer for me.

StandingInAlley said,
Tried it now and Im loving the update. I'm offically switching from MehDoh to this. Dark theme is nice and clean. Lockscreen update is nice too.

I would like Two features in WP:

1) Apps getting integrated with Hub. This should happen or become irrelevant once notification centre comes.

2) Multiple Apps can use the lockscreen. Getting Interesting Tweets plus Weather forecast and Bing wallpaper of the day would be killer for me.

I always had the idea in my head of them expanding the lock screen so you can scroll it left and right and or allow you to show more things on it than just one like you said.

Really liking the update. Though one of the things that attracted me to WP was the use of the "Hubs" like the people hub. That really hasn't been updated in a while. What I wish is that the People hub would be updated so that its a central location to have these apps, rather than just a plain aggregator. Basically swiping left or right would pan through the various social media apps. If app developers are following the design guidelines correctly everything should be pretty cohesive . Another benefit is that a live tile then could show simple icon notifications for the different social media pages

Anaron said,
Yeah. It's very convenient but it's also a little basic. I can comment on someone's photo but I can't like it.

You can, but you have to tap the comment count rather than the picture. Dumbest UI decision ever.