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The Twitter for Android app received a pretty big overhaul today to correlate with the new Twitter web interface. The redesign aims to make the app more intuitive and functional by separating everything into specific categories: Home, Connect, Discover, and Me.

As you might expect, Home is your basic timeline. When you tap on a tweet, it gives you all the details, including replies, retweets, and embedded images - much like the previous version.

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Connect, on the other hand, is a different story. This serves as a place that aggregates all of your notifications - new followers, retweets, replies, etc. all in one place. It's actually a bit confusing and cluttered at first, but may be a bit easier to get used to over time. On a personal level, I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this change - it's as if they fixed something that wasn't broken. On the other hand, the added ability to see who retweeted you and  new followers all in one place could prove to be quite convenient. Only time will tell.

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The Discover tab is where you'll find trending topics and suggestions for you. There is also a search bar on top so you can quickly find any keywords or hashtags.

Me is, well, you. In a nutshell, it's a quick overview of your tweets, follower count, follow-ee count, and more.

The update is live in the Market now, hit the widget to grab it!

Thanks, Keith!

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://tcfpodcast.tk/ John F

    I kinda liked it the other way. Now, it seems more like a web UI version than a standalone app.

    • Stigy

      My thoughts exactly. It looks like a web wrapper with a navigation bar up top.

      I much prefer the old version, but oh well. I may see if I can find the old APK and go back to the for a little bit.

    • jonathan3579

      This seems to be the natural evolution of apps these days... Some love it and some hate it but we all will find something in between to hold us over.

  • Ross

    I don't see it as updated in the market, still shows the old one for me.

    • Cameron Summerson

      Check the Device Market, it's always update before the Web Market.

  • Ravi E

    The new tweet input window is completely obscured when i use swype. GB keyboard exposes only 1 line. The older tweet window showed at least 3-4 lines if i am not wrong. Also the Timeline/Home layout looks a lil conjusted. The side margin is a waste of space IMHO.. Could be better..

  • Arben

    This is pretty terrible. If anybody could upload the old apk, that would be very appreciated.

  • Dennis F. Heffernan

    Given the comments above I'll stick with TweetDeck for now....

  • Calum

    TweetDeck for me too. I'm frankly amazed that Twitter haven't ruined that too, since they bought it, but it's been so long since it was updated and it's now so far out of whack with the official Twitter UI that maybe they're just hoping it'll wither and die.

    • larrygeary

      The desktop version of Tweetdeck is completely ruined, too. They basically removed all the functionality of the old one. I uninstalled the new version after 2 minutes. Fortunately it installs to a different directory so the old app was unaffected.

  • Marcellus

    So, what's the new functionality?

  • John q

    Post old apk ASAP

  • ArunaSena

    well tried it for two minutes and 5 tweets before uninstalling it.

    updates are still rather slow compared to ubersocial. and where is the DM screen? i might be wrong here but there is no DM screen for this new update.

  • http://twitter.com/MKChris MKChris

    I have to say, I don't mind it as much as some of the others, though I really don't like the 'discover' section - just show me trends without having to scroll through a load of crap before I get there!

    One thing they haven't updated and I really wish they would is that you not only can't change the location of the trending topics, you actually can't see (unless I'm being stupid) which trending topics you're viewing - that's silly.

    Although - one big improvement they should have had AGES ago is that it now handles twitter.com URLs.

  • http://twitter.com/MKChris MKChris

    Quick one more comment (sorry, don't have permission to edit my original one) - they STILL persist in insisting that we use the "" style quoted retweets, why can't they even offer the RT style as an option?! I know others do, but they just aren't as good in other ways and I hate the "" style SO much that I just change it manually to RT and delete the quote marks.

  • http://www.playtogetherstaytogether.co.uk Steven Thomsen-Jones

    The only real question should be: Have they fixed the sending tweet bug?

    • ArunaSena

      it's been fix mate. posting is now fast but sadly as mentioned before no DM, quoted RT, and slowpoke updates