Twitter for Android had been updated to version 3.3, adding support for Twitter's new "expanded tweet" feature, as well as account-specific push notifications. You can now select any account you're following, and using the drop down menu, choose to receive push notifications whenever that account makes a new tweet. Pretty awesome stuff.

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Auto-complete for user searches has become smarter as well, and you can now tap on the avatar of any account from a tweet to go directly to the user page. I've been waiting for that for a while. Oh, and the app now has Twitter's new sideways-Twitter-bird logo. Here's the full changelog:

What's in this version:

- Expanded Tweets: when you view Tweet details containing links to partner sites, you can now see content previews, view images, play videos and more. [this feature is rolling out gradually]
- Push notifications for Tweets: choose to receive notifications from people you follow anytime they tweet or retweet
- Improvements to search autocomplete for users
- Tappable avatars that take you directly to user profiles
- Many other tweaks, polish, and bug and crasher fixes

David Ruddock
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  • http://twitter.com/psych2L Joseph Lee

    Needs to use the Fragment API for a true tablet view!

    • http://twitter.com/anasqtiesh Anas Qtiesh

      I can't wait for them to do that. Either that, or just port the iPad app to Android tablets already. Twitter is being lazy with developing for Android and yet they want to shut out 3rd party developers so they can monetize the platform better. Stinks.

  • Craig Rachel

    ..and another update that leaves out inline instagr.am image display.

  • http://twitter.com/thepowerofscott Scott Nienhuis

    Looks good to me. On another note, I'm not sure exactly when Google Play's Smart Updates feature was released but this is the first time I've updated any apps since then and that was a much-appreciated change.

  • http://them3blog.wordpress.com/ Abel

    and still looks horrible and has no tablet support

  • Matthew King

    The clear space on the top blue bar annoys the hell out of me...

  • Mario

    was contact sync fixed?