Twitter updates for Windows and web with SRT file caption support and more

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The release notes for the last month or so of Twitter updates has been published and, while some of the changes such as the major design revamp were noticed by most users, there are some less obvious additions that slipped under the radar.

Of note is the addition of support for SRT captions files for video subtitles, the enabling of Apple ID login and signup, and a rather prominent promotion of email newsletters on user profiles for those using Apple’s own Revue newsletter service.

Here’s the full release notes:

New

  • Design Refresh: Twitter has a new look and feel! We’ve rolled out changes to our visual design language to help make things more accessible, unique, and focused on you and what you’re talking about. Learn more here.
  • Revue Newsletters: We’ve enabled the ability to discover and subscribe to Revue newsletters through the Twitter profile screen. This is immediately available to all Revue creators, and we’re beginning to experiment with a smaller test group. Learn more here!
  • Third Party Sign-On: You can now use your Apple ID to sign up and sign in to your Twitter account.
  • Video: We’ve enabled the ability for you to upload captions via SRT file when uploading video on Twitter.com. Look for “Upload caption file (.srt)” in the composer after uploading a video attachment.

Updated

  • Fleets: Functionality for viewing Fleets has been removed.
  • Topics: The Topics screen has seen a number of changes to give you more information and context around Topics you may want to follow, and those you are already following. There are now three tabs for viewing “Suggested”, “Following”, and “Not Interested”.
  • Spaces: We’ve made a number of improvements to how captions are processed for Spaces. This should help make dialog clearer, more consistent, and improve scrolling across the conversation.
  • Spaces: Spaces cards will now render within the trending timeline on the Explore screen.
  • Topics: When navigating to the detail screen for a specific Topic, the header will now include the Topic name and subtitle for additional context.

Fixed

  • Account Picker: If there’s a network failure, the account picker will continue to display the buttons for logging out and adding an account, along with the retry button.
  • DMs: Improved spacing of the DM composer to prevent overlap with the iOS home bar on mobile devices.
  • DMs: Attempting to view a conversation you aren’t a part of through a link will no longer render an empty conversation and composer.
  • Language: Corrected scenarios where external links could override the language setting for logged-in visitors.
  • Lists: Rapidly clicking the pin list button will no longer cause duplicate lists to appear in the current session.
  • Lists: The List follow button will now show the proper state after following.
  • Logged Out Errors: Resolved issues where network errors could cause logged out visitors to fall into a state where the page would constantly alternate between login form and error state.
  • Microsoft PWA: Improved detection for PWA app usage through the Microsoft Store.
  • Navigation: Resolved issues related to navigating backward via the browser from certain popovers, especially on Android devices using the system back button.
  • Notifications: The Notifications timeline will now stick to your previous scroll position when navigating across other pages in the app.
  • Profile: Empty state for blocked accounts on the profile screen will no longer cause a horizontal scroll on some window sizes.
  • Timelines: Opening and closing popover elements within timelines will no longer cause the scroll position to adjust unexpectedly.
  • Scrolling: Resolved issues with scroll position being incorrectly offset when navigating between subscreens, such as within settings menus.
  • Settings: Updating a muted word will no longer briefly show an error page.
  • Spaces: Improved how the expanded dock determines its size, preventing instances where the dock expands beyond the window.
  • Spaces: Co-hosts will now display with speaking indicators.
  • Video: Replaying a video within the context of an event carousel will no longer cause the video to loop unexpectedly.
  • Video: Dragging and clicking to reposition the playback indicator will no longer cause a small jump in the indicator’s position.

Have you noticed any changes to Twitter on the web or in the Windows app that aren’t mentioned here? Let us know in the comments below and then follow us on Twitter for more tech news.

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