Twitter's official Android app has gone through a number of iterations, and it's not half bad these days. It might not conform to Android's Holo UI, but the app has many millions of downloads. A new update just hit the play Store, and it should make the experience noticeably better.

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The changes in Twitter version 3.5 include:

  • Tweets show photo, video, and article previews so you can engage easily
    get a new perspective when you search.
  • Photo streams show what’s happening
  • Tap and touch streamlined complete redesign
  • Results also show media previews
  • Reset your password in a few simple steps
  • Other improvements and fixes.

The new update does feel a little snappier, but it could be the power of suggestion. Some users report missing notifications after the update to 3.5, but the app might just be wiping out the notification settings. Try re-enabling them in the profile settings.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play.

  • techgeeky

    One of the worst apps in my phone. iOS twitter app is much better than Android's. Great Twitter

    • http://tinyroar.com Cats-R-Friend

      Don't feel too bad, use tweet lanes. Twitter can't make any good updates to their own apps. The mac app hasn't been updated sin Jun 01, 2011

  • http://www.facebook.com/YAYSAVERGN Eric James Salcido

    I'm actually glad they fixed this annoyingly huge problem I kept having with it, I probably sent about 50 error reports because that's how often it was crashing from the issue.

  • JensAstrup

    Optimized for tablets now? No? Oh, don't care then.

  • RaviShah

    still doesnt have an in app overflow menu

  • Pero

    No tablet layout. No overflow button. C'mon lazy developers wake up!

  • McLean Riley

    Does it save scroll location yet?

  • Shaymojack

    Still haven't fixed the ridiculous keyboard lag on my GS2. Ugh.

  • Oğuzcan Ayverdi

    This one is worse than the Facebook app.

  • Bradley Ruiz

    does it allow to copy paste tweets now?