Twitter, one of the biggest social networks in the world with over 310 million followers, currently released a new alpha version of its Android app which supports new features available on Android’s OS 7.0 Nougat.
The update brings three main new features to the table. The first one is app shortcuts. Twitter users can now place three different shortcuts on their home screen (New Message, New Tweet and Search) that will reduce the number of gestures or taps required to finish a task and save a bit of time in the process.
The second feature is multi-window support, which can increase productivity by running an additional app along Twitter in split-screen mode. But carefully note that it only works with AndroidNougat devices. The third and last part of the update is design oriented. In accordance with the design principles of Google’s Android operating system, the Twitter icon is now round.
Sadly, this update is not yet available for all users and currently can’t be downloaded from the Play Store. For the time being, it’s only available to users that have previously signed up for Twitter’s alpha program.
Unfortunately, there’s no briefing on when the update will hit the mass market. But for those of us using Android OS 7.0 Nougat phones already, and feeling a bit impatient to wait for the official release from the Play Store, you can download the APK from APK Mirror.
What do you guys think of this new Twitter update? Cool right? Makes you wish you could upgrade to Android’s OS 7.0 right away too yea?… Lol