Twitter Improves Search, Notifications in iPhone & Android Apps
Twitter has released updates for its iPhone and Android app, providing improved search and notification functions. The new versions of Twitter are now available on both the iPhone's App Store and Android's Google Play.
"This update was a great collaboration between many teams at Twitter including Android, iOS, Discover, Search and others," Twitter product manager Sung Hu Kim wrote in a blog post. "These updates make it easier for users to find out what is happening on Twitter with improvements to discover, search and notifications."
Twitter hopes the redesigns ease the process of finding and looking for new content with improved discover and search functions.
The updates new notification features will also allow users to constantly keep up to date with their feed.
Also included is a redesign for the 'discover' section, allowing users to tap stories to see tweets about a specific trend and then join in on the conversation by replying, retweeting, or favoriting those related tweets.
Searches have also been improved. The update will allow users to see related terms and spelling corrections during your search. Twitter updates will look to improve on the search function's ability to distinguish between Twitter handles and keywords.
Also new to the mobile Twitter is push notifications that will tell users when they have been favorited or retweeted. Notifications will allow users to configure their settings and define rules for when notices are sent.