Twitter for Android updated to v4.1, bring new compose window & rich notifications

Twitter v4_1Twitter has released a major update for its official Android today. Taking the app to version 4.1, this update brings a new tweet compose window, rich notifications and few other changes that improve the overall functioning of the application.

Here is a look at what has changed in the compose window:

The tweet compose window is no longer a pop-up and users will get a whole new screen while trying to write a new tweet. Users will also be able to see the full preview of the photos before including them in the tweets.

In addition, Twitter for Android will now show your Twitter avatar as well as username on the compose window, so you clearly know which account you are using to send the tweet. This is especially going to be useful with users with multiple accounts.

Apart from the compose window changes, Twitter has also included richer notifications for users with Android 4.1+ running devices.

“One of the most requested features we’ve heard about from Android users is richer notifications. With this update, you will now see more details about your interactions on Twitter right in the Notifications Drawer. Just swipe the notification to expand and see more details,” noted Twitter in a blog post.

Official change-log for Twitter v4.1

  • The new Tweet composer makes it easier to share with quick access to your camera roll and clear previews of how your Tweets will appear. Also:
  • Richer notifications now include details like avatars and indicate how people are interacting with you (reply, retweet, etc.) for devices running Android 4.0 and higher,
  • Enjoy wider and taller timelines in all parts of the app including profiles, search, and Discover.
  • Receive a notification when a friend has joined Twitter.

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