Twitter for Windows 8 and Windows RT native app released

Twitter has announced the availability of a native Windows 8 and Windows RT app.

Published Date
14 - Mar - 2013
| Last Updated
14 - Mar - 2013
Twitter for Windows 8 and Windows RT native app released

Twitter has released its native app for Windows 8 and Windows RT. The Twitter app takes advantage of Windows 8 and RT features such as Live Tile. Users can see notifications for an example a response to a tweet from the Start screen using the Live Tile.

Users can use another app alongside Twitter utilizing snap view. Users can snap Twitter into the left or right side of the screen, and can also adjust the size of the app to one-third, two-thirds or full screen.

The app shows a larger version of individual photos, which users can also wipe horizontally to view multiple photos in the Discover tab or a user’s profile.

Moreover, users can swipe from the right edge of Windows 8 and then choose the 'Share charm' to share content from any app, such as a photo or news article, to Twitter. The 'Search charm' allows users to find an account or see Tweets using a certain hashtag.

“Today, we are releasing Twitter for Windows 8, a new app that makes it easier than ever to share and discover content on Windows 8 devices. In addition to familiar Twitter features, including the Home, Connect, Discover, and Me tabs, this app introduces new functionality that takes advantage of unique Windows 8 features,” says Twitter in a blog post.

Twitter for Windows 8 is available now in the Windows Store in 22 languages