Official Windows 10 Twitter app gains new quote tweet media feature and more this month

Twitter app on Windows 10

The official Twitter app for Windows 10 devices has received several updates over the past month or so and they’ve now finally been detailed in a new set of release notes.

Despite these notes being dated as May 5th, some of changes have only rolled out this week such as the new ability to include gifs and other media in a quote tweet (see above image). The inclusion of this particular feature is rather notable as it was only added to the iOS and Android Twitter apps last week, making it one of the few times Windows users have gotten a Twitter feature relatively soon after the smartphone users.

Some other notable changes made over the past month include the new ability to edit your birthday on your profile and the ability to delete Twitter Moments. The app is now also noticeably more stable and faster to load menu and timeline elements.

Here’s the full release notes:

New

  • Design: Many users are seeing the new site and designs for the first time. Welcome! We hope you enjoy the faster experience. There’s lots of improvements coming every day!
  • Accessibility: Added a reduced-motion setting under Settings -> Accessibility. This will also respect reduced motion settings from your OS if set and supported.
  • Tweets: Quote Tweets can now be sent and consumed with additional media in them.
  • Profile: You can now set or update your birthday.

Updated

  • Display: The Font Size and Night Mode controls are now found under Settings -> Display
  • Errors: Improved the messaging and display around several errors
  • Errors: Improved the messaging and display when certain pages have no Tweets to show
  • Moments: Allow deletion of moments
  • Accessibility: The input fields for adding alt text to images now grows a bit more

Fixed

  • Safari: Safari 10 should no longer be unusably laggy and slow. This is caused by a layout issue in Safari 10 though, and cannot be totally fixed. We recommend users update to a newer iOS or MacOS for even better performance.
  • Scrolling: Fixed going back to a page sometimes returning users to the wrong spot. The intent is that you should return to the Tweet you left the timeline from.
  • Emoji: The guitar emoji now has the proper number of strings and heads.
  • Windows: Emoji should now have more personal space when they are next to other emoji.
  • Windows: Fixed clicks frequently not registering and instead causing text selection.
  • Tweets: Consistently show more items in the Tweet activity pages (i.e. Likes + Retweets)
  • DMs: Media will now stop uploading when you cancel sending a DM.
  • DMs: Fixed issues where DMs would occasionally fail to send immediately after attaching media.
  • Profiles: Fixed a halo that would sometimes appear around avatar images
  • RTL: Icons should now come before the text in a few more places throughout the app

No actual app update is need to receive all of these changes as each change is automatically activated as soon as they’re made live due to the Progressive Web App (PWA) format.

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