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Update: Twitter has removed the new detailed conversation view from the list of changes. We're not sure if that's because it's not there, or some other reason.

Twitter for Android was updated this afternoon with a few tweaks, bringing the app to version 3.8. Among the most notable changes is an enhanced conversation view, which now shows all replies (and related interactions) to a Tweet, whether going forward or backward in time.

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Twitter says the search function of the app has also been updated, and certain terms will return 'Top Tweets from big moments in the past' that will pop out from normal results, though I wasn't able to see any such tweets myself (it's likely rolling out slowly). Finally, the pull-to-refresh animation has been smoothed out, though I can't say I'm noticing much of a difference on my Note II. Hit up the Play Store to grab the update now, and see the full changelog below.

This update includes several improvements and bug fixes.
1. Top Tweets from big moments in the past pop out when you search for a given term. When you tap a Top Tweet in search results you can see more Tweets about that topic during that time
2. Never miss out on a conversation: see all the replies to a Tweet in the details view
3. Discover shows a new, smoother animation when you pull-to-refresh for more content
4. Additional bug fixes and improvements

If you want more info, check out the official Twitter blog post.

David Ruddock
David's phone is an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • http://www.nonsensebb.com/ Dextro

    Still no tablet interface hum?

  • Jim

    One feature I would love is:

    Photo / video preview in the timeline

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      They have photos in search view, but I'm guessing they would take up too much space on the timeline. A gesture to swipe open a Tweet with images or video in the timeline would be great, though.

  • http://nspeaks.com Navjot Singh

    Play Store Link of the app is broken. Apparently you switched com.twitter.android with com.android.twitter.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Yep, since fixed.

  • BrianLipp

    Not the least bit Holo? No tablet UI? No thanks Twitter. Other people are doing it better than you. Stop punishing them because you suck.

  • cy_n_ic

    Falcon prooooo!

    • iboalali

      Falcon Puuuuuunch!

  • Matthew

    seriously such a disgusting update, no holo as was mentioned is annoying as hell... who is working at this company? The second Falcon Pro makes a half decent widget, I'm gone full throttle.

  • KraYzeE

    i will never use this app.

  • selonmoi

    So weak. Please, Twitter, just give up and let the third parties do it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Saurav-Ghosh/1522241590 Saurav Ghosh

    Why on earth doesn't this app show the client name?

  • AllPurposeRadio

    Keep your in app video & web functionality, new tweet ticker, & dark theme Falcon Pro....smoother refresh animation is what I call "baked in feature rich"!!

  • http://www.buttie.pl/ buttie

    "Never miss out on a conversation: see all the replies to a Tweet in the details view"
    Yep, this was expected. Today kicked in new API 1.1 in full blow cutting off 3rd parties from "Replies" so they improved this functionality to lure users to official apps. Smart move business wise yet still kinda dirty. :/

  • GazaIan

    Why is it that Twitter's official app can't search all tweets? This upsets me.

  • Diogo Hayakawa

    I don't care about holo, I just want expandable notifications and no legacy menu button :(