Finally, after many months of waiting, the official Twitter client for Android has received an update that adds some long-awaited functionality, like push notifications and the ability to seamlessly transition between multiple accounts.

You can enable push notifications by heading into the Settings menu and tapping "automatic refresh," then selecting the type of updates that you want to notified of.

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The update also brings about "a bunch of other improvements and bug fixes" according to the official Twitter blog.

You can grab the update now from the Android Market, or by hitting the widget below.

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  • Rob

    You mention Push Notifications as a feature of the top third-party Twitter apps, but I'm hard-pressed to think of any Twitter apps on Android that have Push Notifications.

    Are there any or did I misinterpret what you were saying in this article?

    • Cameron Summerson

      Actually, I'm not aware of any, either. Updated the article to avoid confusion.

  • Jaymoon

    I don't seem to see anything about push notifications, unless I'm totally missing something. The update frequency in the settings is still between 5 minutes to 4 hours.


    • Jaymoon

      EDIT: Nevermind, Ruperto helped out below...

  • Ruperto

    @Jaymoon - under settings, you need to select your account. That will bring up a new menu for managing notifications for that account.

    • Jaymoon

      Thanks! Never in a million years would I have ever thought to click my name.

      UI fail.

      • Ruperto

        Agreed! Took me a while to figure it out.

  • Tito!

    another feature, Twitter has done BETTER at than, Facebook. Facebook really has just got to go .
    I feel even mentioning it is a thing of the past. an insult to one’s vocabulary

    Well, I am Loving Twitter’s for Android Push Notification support. But, I think I will stick to using tweetdeck :)

    Twitter & Google+ FTW!

  • http://www.Twitter.com/QDOG8 QDOG8

    push notifications are fine and everything, but what if you don't want any notifications? There's no option to turn them off...