Update: Looks like the Windows Store was acting a bit screwy today, indicating the Twitter app had a new update. Instead, the Windows Store was showing a previous change log with an incorrect time stamp. So in other words, false alarm. You can read the original story below. Microsoft definitely needs to provide better details regarding app updates in the Windows Store.
Part of the ebb and flow of the Windows Mobile Store has involved popular apps going untouched for months, (years for some) and then receiving massive updates if they’re lucky. Not every app is maintained this way, but bigger name apps such as Facebook, Uber, and MLB at Bat tend to follow this trend. Sometimes the updates include UI and UX changes, other times, the updates include feature parity, allowing the Windows Mobile version of the app to catch up to other platforms.
Today, Windows Mobile Twitter users are experiencing that ebb and flow. The Twitter app for Windows Mobile was updated (as reported by Windows Central) to enable features that exist in other Twitter clients available for iOS and Android. The list of updated features include:
- Tweets with Twitter photos, Vine videos, and other select content now show a preview in your home timeline.
- Share photos privately in Messages
- You can reply, retweet, favorite, or follow someone straight from a Tweet in your home timeline.
- Capture the moment by uploading multiple photos to a single Tweet.
- Upload animated gifs and view in your home timeline.
- Conversations are easy to find and join. Reply, retweet or favorite straight from a Tweet!
- See what’s happening right now without being logged in to your account
For Windows Mobile users who are actively using the official Twitter client, the new update reads version 3.2.10 in the changelog. It should be noted, the update is not an indication of Twitter for Windows Mobile and Windows 10 being a universal app anytime soon. As of now, the Twitter app on Windows and Windows Mobile remain two separate apps. Hopefully, Twitter has plans for delivering a Universal Windows app and or full-featured Web App in the future.Further reading: Apps, Microsoft, Store, Twitter, Windows Phone