Twitter app for Windows Phone 8 updated, comes with a new dark theme and more

Twitter for Windows Phone 8

The official Twitter app for Windows Phone 8 has received an update today, bumping the version number to 3.0. On top of that, the update brings forth several new features, including a new dark theme, lockscreen integration, and more.

Version 3 of the Twitter app is a major update and features a new dark theme, as seen in the screenshot above. There is also a new lockscreen experience that highlights interesting tweets on your home screen. You can also select your favorite Twitter accounts and receive notifications when they Tweet.

The updated app now allows you to pin keyword searches to your home screen for quick access to Tweets on a topic, added improvements to Search and Discover, and support for 13 additional languages.

“During account registration, the app now offers suggestions for friends and other people to follow, to get you into the conversation quicker. New direct message syncing means your Twitter account is always up-to-date: read a message on your Windows Phone and it’s marked as “read” on your Windows PC, too. Finally, you’ll now be able to get tweets on your lock screen and receive Live Tile notifications whenever one of your favorite tweeters posts,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.

Head over to the download link below to snag the updated app. Or update your app via the Windows Phone Store if you already have the Twitter app installed. Let us know in the comments below if you like or hate any of the new features.

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