Along with a few others expected additions, Windows 10 has its own Twitter app now, available in the Start Menu once downloaded from the App Store. The partnership is meant to bring a fresh batch of users to the social media company and, hopefully, anticipated upgrades for the newly unveiled operating system.
Windows 10 has just made its official appearance on July 29th and there have been questions on how many would dare optimize their apps to successfully be incorporated into Microsoft’s new OS. The numbers were worrying, but it seems that the company has probably just been keeping news under cover until now.
Twitter is one of firsts to take the step into Windows 10 with its app, following its launch on both PC’s worldwide and tablets. The app is reportedly universal and will work on all platforms supporting the Microsoft’s operating system.
The Twitter app for Windows will allow users access to top tweets, pictures and videos without the need to login. The Twitter Live Tile will become available in the Start Menu once the user downloads the app and then it will be a simple matter of clicking to access the website.
Among a few other additions, Windows 10 has brought with it some highly anticipated Twitter updates that have been requested since 2013 by the community. The app now supports uploading multiple pictures (up to a number of four), Vines and other videos, along with the sought-after GIF images. It will also allow support for sharing images through Direct Messages.
However, it does seem to be missing some features that have proven successful with the mobile versions, such as the “Pull-to-refresh” option and the increasingly popular “Quote Tweet”. Instead, it will now be able to display real-time updates in your Start Menu, such as breaking news, fitness or weather data.
Recent reports have told that Twitter is becoming more worried about their user numbers, that while impressive at 300 million, is not coming even close to Facebook’s 1.4 billion. The new pairing with Microsoft might hopefully bring the social media app new users due to high exposure and much needed updates, that will now be apparently be weekly or monthly.
It has also been reported that Twitter is working on a way to incorporate their app on all Windows 10 running platforms, like Xbox One and, sometime in the future, HoloLens. Admittedly, it could be neat to have Twitter Live available with the virtual reality headgear.
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