Twitter for Windows 10 updated with quote tweet, multiple account handling and more

When Twitter released its Windows 10 app alongside the operating system's launch in July, it did so with a new design, though some features weren't included, such as multiple account support. Now the app is bringing back missing features as well as some new ones, such as quoting tweets.

Today's update, available in the Windows Store, doesn't come with a change log, but the most obvious addition for anyone interacting with the app is the ability to quote tweets. By touching or clicking the retweet icon, users are now presented with a dialog to retweet or quote the original tweet to add a comment, as seen above.

Other big additions are the ability to handle multiple accounts, manage and view lists, and browse a new "happening now" section that shows popular tweets and topics.

The former two features existed in the previous Windows 8 version of the Twitter app but were inexplicably absent from the Windows 10 version's release. Multiple account handling's absence may have been a bug or inadvertent omission, however, as users still received alerts in Windows 10's notification center from accounts that were previously linked in the Windows 8 app.

Twitter's Windows 10 app update brings it close to its counterparts on other major platforms, as most significant features now exist. The app even surpasses the Twitter app for iPad in one notable way, as that app has yet to receive support to view quoted tweets directly within a timeline (it instead shows a link to the original tweet).

Download: Twitter for Windows 10

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