Twitter app for Windows picks up a small update today

Brad Stephenson


The official Twitter app has updated on Windows 10 PC and mobile today however there doesn’t appear to be any noticeable new features and no change log was supplied which suggests mostly bug squashing and other under-the-hood improvements were made.

Incidentally, the official Twitter app also updated on iOS today and apparently fixed a bug that was causing the app to freeze after getting a notification. It’s unlikely this was the same issue being fixed in the Windows Twitter app though as they really are two very different beasts.

The Windows Twitter app has added quite a few features since it upgraded to the Universal Windows Platform app format but it still lacks a lot of functionality available to iOS, web, and Android users such as access to gifs while composing a tweet and the ability to add users to lists from their profiles. The version of the app on Windows phone is also strangely behind the Windows 10 PC version as well in regards to a variety of settings.

For those that have been living under a rock, here’s the official Twitter app description: Twitter is a free app that lets you connect with people, express yourself, and discover more about the things you love. Hear about breaking news first. See what your favorite celebs, athletes and public figures are chatting about. Catch a glimpse behind-the-scenes at the Oscars, concerts, sporting events, and more. Then join the conversation: Tweet your own text and photos to your followers — and maybe make a few fans along the way. Even send private messages to friends. All in real time, as big (and little) things happen, from anywhere you happen to be. When something happens in the world, it happens on Twitter.

Are there any features that you’d like to see come to Twitter on Windows devices? Let us know in the comments but also tweet them with the hashtag #TwitterForWindows which is apparently being used by the app developers to take suggestions.

Developer: Twitter Inc.
Price: Free