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Twitter for Android updated w/ improvements to photo sharing, real-time news stories in timeline


Twitter for Android has received a pretty sizable update this evening that includes improvements to photo sharing, as well as realtime news stories at the top of your timeline. New to photo sharing is the ability to easily @ mention people when tweeting a photo. While editing a photo, the app will now remind you to @ mention the people or places that are in your photo.

Also new are realtime stories at the top of your timeline after you pull-to-refresh. This stories aren’t specific to each user, but rather based on the most popular links and headlines shared on Twitter. The app will only show these stories if no new tweets are loaded.

Twitter also touts better login verification and improvements to photo editing. The full change log is below:

This release includes enhancements to Tweet replies and the photo viewer.
  • Easily mention other users when you Tweet a photo.
  • Improvements to the photo cropping and image rotation
  • Better login verification.
  • When you’ve read all the latest Tweets, pull to refresh and see recommendations for new content on Twitter.

The update is available now on Google Play.


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