If you use the official Twitter for Android app, then you'll be happy to know that it was updated today. This update brings some pretty decent features, some features that most other clients already have, and others that are nothing to write home about, but are probably welcome anyway. I'll do this the easy way and just give you the list first.

What's in this version:

  1. Displays search results in a tabbed view
  2. Add and remove saved searches from universal search suggestions
  3. SSL used for network requests
  4. Font size setting
  5. Tapping on a map in detail view searches nearby Tweets
  6. Launch links directly from a message
  7. Ability to delete messages
  8. Added Tweet count to user profile
  9. Improved avatar loading
  10. Improved the way data is cleared to conserve more space
  11. Fixed a bug where music skips when refreshing, etc.
  12. Many other improvements and bug fixes

After looking through this list, I think the most useful feature is definitely "display search results in a tabbed view" - mostly because I like tabbed things. Aside from that, it'll be nice to have the ability to delete those "mistake tweets" and check out your tweet count directly from the mobile app.

You can grab the official update from the Android Market, or just hit the widget below.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://goo-inside.me/ DrMacinyasha

    Until it has multiple accounts... I honestly couldn't care less. :(

  • http://www.twitter.com/xandr00 xandr00

    Where the hell is my bit.ly support?!?

  • M

    SSL! Excellent.

    As for "Improved the way data is cleared to conserve more space", I hope this means it's actually cleared at all now - at one point I was really struggling for internal memory on my Desire, and discovered that Twitter was using 24MB of it for data, and I couldn't move it to SD because it's a 'system update'. Gargh. I shouldn't have to do that kind of thing manually, and I most definitely don't need to keep 24MB of cached tweets and avatars around!

  • Mesmorino

    Until it has link shortening... I honestly couldn't care less.

    It's one of the apps I'm going to remove when I finally get round to rooting my phone

  • Recluse

    I wish I could remove this app from my phone but it came pre installed

    • Matt

      Root your phone and uninstall w/Titanium Backup