Windows 10 Twitter app updates with DM and image improvements

Brad Stephenson


The Twitter Progressive Web App (PWA), which is used as the source for the Windows 10 Twitter app, updated today with several fixes and updates.

The most-noteworthy change is the addition of the emoji picker when composing a DM on a Windows 10 computer or tablet but the improvements to image cropping and image presentation are pretty good to see as well.

Here’s the full release notes for this latest Twitter update:


  • Direct Messages (widescreen only): The Emoji Picker is now available when you’re writing a DM on your computer or tablet! Click the emoji icon to pop it open and express yourself ????


  • Images: We are smarter about which image to show in the timeline based on the pixel density of the person’s screen.  The result is a faster experience on newer phones with high pixel density.
  • Image Cropper:  We’ve adjusted the zoom behavior when adjusting an uploaded image. It feels much more natural now.
  • Accessibility: The way a screen reader identified the emoji icon that pops open the emoji picker was vaguely labeled (‘Button’). It’s label has been improved and its purpose  is now very clear (‘Add Emoji’).


  • Internationalization: Fixed the ordering of social proof phrases (e.g. “@Twitter Retweeted”) in languages that read right to left.
  • Stability: Adjusted the app reload logic to prevent the infinite reloads that some people were experiencing.
  • Scrolling: A bug snuck in that allowed pull-to-refresh to work in places that it shouldn’t have.  Pull-to-refresh is again properly contained.
  • Direct Messages: When sharing a tweet through DMs we weren’t auto-focusing the message text box, which made adding a message require some clicking. Focus should be automatic now.

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