Twitter Windows Phone 8 update adds Vine support and more

Microsoft launched a major update to the official Twitter app for Windows Phone 8 in February, adding a number of new features and improvements. Today, the company released yet another update for the app which adds several new, and highly requested, features.

In a post on Microsoft's official Windows Phone blog, the company goes over some of the features of the new Twitter app. One of them adds the ability to view embedded videos from Vine in tweets and another integrates Lens app support. The new Twitter app also allows for adding some filters to their Twitter photos. Microsoft says, "Just tap the camera icon to capture an image from your phone’s viewfinder, or pull in a shot from your Camera Roll. Then apply one of 8 new filters."

You can also add photos in Twitter posts to your phone's local storage in this update. In addition, the update allows for refreshes of lists on demand. Finally, there's been a number of unnamed bug fixes applied in this new version.

As we have mentioned before, even though this is the "official" Twitter app for Windows Phone 8, the actual development of the app has been conducted by a third party and not by a team at Twitter itself.

Source: Microsoft | Image via Microsoft

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nice to see the update, still not sure what the point of Vine is and i do not know anyone that uses it however, i suppose it is nice to see the added features. as for the Lenses support. I can honestly say i never post an image directly with twitter, i always post it with something else that posts to both twitter and facebook.

Seriously, I don't see any sustainable model for Instagram if each and every app has started accommodating filters in their apps.... What do instagrammers do primarily with their pictures? Share on those very apps!

Mohitster said,
Seriously, I don't see any sustainable model for Instagram if each and every app has started accommodating filters in their apps.... What do instagrammers do primarily with their pictures? Share on those very apps!

That's what I was thinking as well. Thank God. LOL