Official Twitter app updated with multi-photo upload and other cool features

The official Twitter app for Windows Phone has just received a shiny new, and pretty major, update today, after several months of inactivity. This update includes a number of new features.

The change log shows that this new 3.2 version of the app has the following additions, many of which involve improvements in the sharing and uploading of photos:

  • Tag your friends in a photo to start a conversation.
  • Capture the moment by uploading multiple photos to a single Tweet.
  • Tweets with Twitter photos, Vine videos and other select content now show a preview in your home timeline
  • You can reply, retweet, favorite or follow someone straight from a Tweet in your home timeline.
  • Share photos through Direct Messages.

This is certainly a big update for the official Twitter app, and it happens to show up just before the rumored full roll out of the Windows Phone 8.1 over-the-air update is slated to begin.

You can download the new 3.2 Twitter app update right now in the Windows Phone Store. Will you be grabbing this update today?

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Official Twitter app updated with multi-photo upload and other cool features



this update is very very welcomed. but i still have a huge annoyance with this app.
if i have a tweet that has a long reply history, it will never show the actual replied tweet.. instead it shows the older replies, so i have no idea what my friend is replying me about... i don't really see people discussing this problem though?? am i the only one?

Is it just me or does this new design look very ugly? The reply, retweet, share takes up too much space. I would prefer to have it hidden till u press and hold a tweet. Oh well back to MeTweets!

I challenge anyone to use MeTweets and say it's not better.

what? I get notifications in notification centre (and I haven't updated yet). What are you talking about?

When you clear notification centre, does it clear your tile? Mine doesn't. It doesn't clear tiles for - WPCentral app, Skype, Facebook and Twitter. I keep clearing my notification centre and then open the app to clear the tile. 

No, it's because it's not possible for third party apps to clear their tiles down when that swipe away of notifications happens. Microsoft has not provided a way for us to know when that event has occurred.

That's just dumb, and hopefully it will be remedied soon unless MS wants to tout 8.1's new Zombie Tiles.

I don't understand why this isn't being talked about more. Why go to the effort of making a notification centre a and cutting corners like this.

ugh, that explains a lot then.  Same old, same old - sometimes MS really is lacking when it comes to fit & finish in their products.  Everything always comes across half baked, and they don't complete functionality.  Mail app?  Still no categories for example, and it's been that way for four years.  This would have been a great way of clearing tiles, but it's just duplicating functionality.

I'd rather they fix the duplicate notification issue. All of my notifications using official Twitter app are duplicated. This doesn't happen with MeTweets or Twabbit.

I'm not seeing this. I'm still seeing just a single (1) notification on live tiles and lock screen despite there being more than one. This is a bug since issue 1 of the app.

The w8 app is complete garbage. I agree they need to update it. The new update is better, but still missing a bunch of features from iOS and android versions.

Does that affect performance or just your vision of what designers should and should not do?

It affects performance of the user reading through the feed since there is a waste of space not used to present the bloody feed

And even more than that (for me), they've broken up the flow of the timeline with the reply, retweet, favorite buttons. There's a lot of good and some not so good with this update.

Agreed, 1/5 th of the screen lost. Do they ask anyone's opinion before publishing these apps. I cannot see how anyone would say that is good use of screen realestate.

It's not useless if you have multiple accounts. But yea, if only one account is logged in, the timeline address should have been bigger.

I have a problem with my Twitter app for about a month now. Its time is not in sync with my device time, and I can't uninstall it.

Anybody has the same issue? I tried doing soft reset, changing time, region, etc. but nothing worked. I wouldn't want to do a hard reset just for this.

I had that, found that a uninstall\reinstall worked. Have you tried removing your twitter account and re-adding?

i already tried that too. Last night, after the update, my Twitter app crashes.. then I gave up, did a hard reset hoping everything will go back to place. No. The app can't be uninstalled, I think it's an 8.1 dev preview bug.

Must be terrible on your device! Every single icon look pixelated ON my 920. Only letdown so far- next to the now even taller top icon much wasted space

More proof we don't need those stinking droid apps on our WPs.....mind you they didn't exactly rush this update out did they? :-)

It seems it also adds Cortana support even though that's not mentioned (or at least Twitter is now included in the "What can I do" section, I haven't tried it myself.)

My big problem though is that with all of the new reply/retweet/favorite buttons in the timeline, you now see even LESS content at a time.  At the smallest font setting, you only get around 3 - 3.5 tweets on screen at a time.

Sounds like a good update. It was frustrating to click on a Twitter image link and have it open in the web browser, but the mobile web browser wouldn't show you the image.

Still terrible when compared to iOS or Android.. was hoping they would provide better UI improvements as well. Shows we are definitely 3rd choice when it comes to development

Why do you like the other version so much better? You can't just blanket statement these kinds of things, specifics yo

There's too much wasted space at the top in the WP version, plus its a bit slow.. Doesn't feel right, hard to explain. The animations are a bit clunky if that makes sense.. I just use MeTweets instead, much better twitter app IMO. Tweet It! Also getting a large update soon, just wish Twitter put more effort into their native WP app. Luckily WP in itself has improved massively and is on the up, app support should improve

I'm tired of those "no on par with IOS/andr version" in here. Go to they official account and post it there, is useless fills every WPC article with those comments!

It helps. Many of these companies read this sites comments specifically to gauge these things. Now whether or not they actually do anything about it is another matter.

unlike most here, I'll say you're right. I understand MSFT made the FB app because FB couldn't care less. All I can say is that if MSFT does get its mobile story off the ground, I hope they settle score with these companies that even as WP is basically 1/3rd the size of the iphone globally according to IDC, they still dismiss it yet go out of their way to support the mac, which is by far smaller.

its pointless to me... I thought that this update would include the new social API's... I guess we'll have to wait even longer for that..

Agreed. I can't believe it has been done this long and they won't release it. This is probably why we wait months after iOS and Android for app updates: they're all done but the Windows Phone update is withheld for no reason.

Finally. The lack of image previews was killing me. They should have trim the huge useless banner at the top like they did in FB beta

No transparent tile option that I was hoping for :( Good to have update overall, just not sure of the new design...

That is the most stupid excuse for a drop shadow ever. You have a scroll bar on the right side, FFS.

Love the photos showing up in the main feed! No more having to open every tweet to check out a photo! Too bad instagram photos still need the web though.

They load for me. They're slightly cropped so opening the tweet is sometimes still needed but it's nice to see in advance if it's worth opening.

Good update. My only recommendation would be to shrink the XBOX MUSIC sized top navigation menu. It's just wasted space. Make it match the size of all your other twitter apps on other platforms.

He means it doesn't take advantage of the new sharing system of WP. You still can't share to Twitter even after this update.

Exactly, it still doesn't make use of the Social Extension system in WP 8.1 but the beta from a few months ago did. I can't for the life of me figure out why its missing from this update.

Oh ok, yeah I see.. That's crazy that they haven't integrated that yet. They can really use a UI design big time to.

Great to get an update. What's happened to the features from the beta that was launched though? Notification integration, people hub stuff, sharing to Twitter etc... I assumed the next update would have all that ready for 8.1. This seems a bit inbetweeny! (Also, would be great to get an update to the Windows app which is still terrible.)

Yes I will, and like the others, it's about time. Always switched to my Android tab when I got home to use Twitter. Was so much easier. Looking forward to trying it out.

AFAIK this is the first update for WP8.1, which means it couldn't have been a universal app before.

I had a personal bet that twitter, even as they couldn't care less about windows phone, would beat MSFT at shipping 8.1 to the masses outside the dev preview. I won, which is sad because I was hoping I'd lose. I can't believe MSFT would lose to twitter. Next time I'll bet on google shipping a youtube client for windows 8 before joe B's team can ship windows phone 9. bet is up. any takers?

It astounds me that people can be so stupid. I still do t understand his logic. How can an app and a OS be in the same footing? And then to have a bet with your self? CMON MAN

Good! Big update at last! :D
It lacks Social Extendebility of WP8.1 though, still I can't share to Twitter from other apps. I hope also they'll have major redesign also, better use of spaces without making it cramped, extend the content up to the status bar (See new Facebook).

My twitter photo previews aren't working?? I've updated but I still have to tap to see the pic.

Update: It works now!

Update: Uninstalling the app and reinstalling worked. Pictures are now visible through timeline.

Utterly UGLY!!!! on my 1520. Please optimize for large screen, you out-dated developers

Awesome... Been waiting for that. Past month has been another awesome month of updates and titles coming to windows 8 phone and PC. Love it.

Load more tweets still works backwards. I don't understand the logic. It loads new tweets but leaves you at the newest tweet instead of the oldest. If you are asking to load more why wouldn't you want to go to the oldest tweet so you could scroll through what you just loaded?

Got excited thinking I can finally get rid of the fat ass beta (280mb & rising) ... But looks like it doesn't integrate with the People Hub in 8.1

Too much wasted space. The top bar is bad enough, add the retweet reply follow buttons after every single tweet..... Ever heard of customization? I'm sure some people like only viewing 2-3 tweets on the screen, others of us don't.