As most social networking sites continue to grow, the way users interact with their accounts become more important. Many of us now take to our mobile devices to log on to our accounts when we are not at home or in front of a computer. The official applications for the various sites continue to be improved and evolve, and today we can tell you that Twitter for Android just got an important update.
There are plenty of third party applications available for the various social networking sites none more so than Twitter. But some users prefer to use the official Twitter application, and the update brings with it some useful additions. I received the update today as soon as I connected my HTC handset to the internet, and was informed updates for various apps including Twitter were available.
The main new features include things that many users have been asking for a long time now. Up first is the capability for users to use multiple accounts without having to sign out of one account first. This has been available on many other Twitter apps for a while now, but now the official application has caught up.
This will be great for users who have a personal account as well as a work one and switching between the two is a piece of cake, and users with the iPhone have been enjoying this feature for a while now. The other big new feature is that the application now has support for push notifications, which has been on user wish lists for some time. Users can now simply choose what they would like to be notified with.
Users can decide between direct messages, mentions, and tweets to keep them up to date. Why it has taken so long to become available on the official application is anybody’s guess, as third party applications have had it for ages. Other changes include a cosmetic overhaul to the home screen and some minor bug fixes.
There will still be some users who prefer their third party offerings, but it’s a big step in the right direction. But the company has recently purchased TweetDeck, so some of the lovely features which can be found there could soon be finding their way to the official application.
Do you use the official Twitter application? If not which third party app do you use?
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