Twitter PWA app gains new animations and features on Windows 10 Mobile and PC

Brad Stephenson

Twitter PWA on Windows 10

The official Twitter app for Windows 10 devices has pushed out an update with several new features today. Most notable among the changes is the new animation that displays when liking a tweet (see above image). Previously, the heart icon turned red when it was tapped but it now shows a small animation of magic sparkles before it fills in.

Here’s the official release notes:

  • We’ve added a fun animation every time you tap the heart on a Tweet. Check it out by clicking/tapping the heart on a Tweet!
  • On widescreen devices, you will now be able to see more detailed trends on the right.
  • We’ve made sharing via direct message (DM) better! You can now type a comment or message when sending a Tweet via DM to another user or group.
  • You can now share text/URLs directly to a Tweet using the Android Progressive Web App (PWA).
  • Bug fix: we fixed a bug where some of our users couldn’t interact with public content that was retweeted by protected accounts.
  • Fix: we are now rendering the highest quality image we have when you tap into an image to view it.

Like some previous Twitter updates, some changes are absent from the official release notes. Among the unlisted changes this time around are the removal of the prompt when unretweeting a tweet that’s been retweeted and a general increase in app speed.

The app has also added links to the Promote Mode, Twitter Ads, and Analytics features within the main app menu however all three of these links simply open up in the default web browser.

Have you noticed any other changes with this Twitter update? Let us know in the comments below and then follow us on Twitter for more Windows app news.

Developer: Twitter Inc.
Price: Free