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Fenice for Twitter grabs a Sunday update with vast improvements all around

When it comes to Twitter apps on Windows 10 and Mobile users have quite a few to choose from each with a strong set of features. Fenice became a full-fledged universal app back at the beginning of December and since then has been receiving a regular set of updates and new features.

Version 2.8.1 just went live on the Store today meaning you can now update your app if you have it already installed. Looking for the changes? We have those too, and it turns out to be quite the laundry list of fixes and improvements. Let's take a look.

Fenice Desktop Version 2.8.1 Changelog

NEW FEATURES AND IMPROVEMENTS

  • YouTube videos are now played inside the app!
  • Preview of attached media in the tweet page
  • Retweets/Likes indicators are back!
  • Mentions & Hashtag suggestion completely rewritten and improved
  • New search page with advanced search support
  • You can now disable in-app notifications (the device, if possible, will vibrate instead)
  • You won't be notified anymore about notifications you've dismissed
  • New Jump List shortcuts
  • Accounts are now synced immediately with all your devices
  • Improved startup speed (you'll have to login again, sorry!)
  • Redesigned list page with improved features
  • Behind the scenes changes

UI IMPROVEMENTS & CHANGES

  • Fixes SoundCloud integration

BUG FIXES

  • Now the app adds users to lists correctly
  • Fixes app crashes in some circumstances
  • Fixes a bug that reset the number of tweets to load to the default value
  • Fixes an issue that could have loaded tweets in the wrong order
  • Fixes the error "Could not authenticate you" when switching from Trial to full app

Fenice Mobile Version 2.8.1 Changelog

NEW FEATURES AND IMPROVEMENTS

  • YouTube videos are now played inside the app!
  • Preview of attached media in the tweet page
  • Retweets/Likes indicators are back!
  • New quick way to go to the top of the timeline
  • Mentions & Hashtag suggestion completely rewritten and improved
  • New search page with advanced search support
  • You can now disable some in-app notifications (the device, if possible, will vibrate instead)
  • You won't be notified anymore about notifications you've dismissed
  • Accounts are now synced immediately with all your devices
  • New actions for the action button (the 5° button now has a name!)
  • Redesigned list page with improved features
  • Behind the scenes changes

CONTINUUM

  • The app should now automatically adapt to the new screen without a restart

UI IMPROVEMENTS & CHANGES

  • Fixes SoundCloud integration

BUG FIXES

  • Now the app adds users to lists correctly
  • Fixes app crashes in some circumstances
  • Fixes a bug that reset the number of tweets to load to the default value
  • Fixes an issue that could have loaded tweets in the wrong order
  • Fixes the error "Could not authenticate you" when switching from Trial to full app

Needless to say, that is a lot of stuff fixed and improved. Fenice for Twitter is quickly rising to the top of our favorite Twitter apps due to some unique features like the built in meme catalog or text face that make it a lot of fun. Combined with the frequent updates and growing list of native features and it is an app hard to ignore.

Fenice runs for $1.99 as like all third-party Twitter apps they have to contend with Twitter's developer token restriction. Is it worth the $2? We think so especially if you are looking for something with a little more oomph than the official Twitter app.

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Daniel Rubino
Executive Editor

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

53 Comments
  • much needed...was crashing a lot
  • No link on the windows central app. Hate that. Refuse to go to their slow website
  • Noice! Testing
  • My Twitter app of choice. I just hope they fixed the random notifcations bug. Sometime I just get the notification in the middile of the night of all my twitter inbox
  • It's still missing things like proper quote retweeting. It's getting annoying that among all these apps, tweetium is the most feature complete but has the worst UI and has been buggy as hell in W10M.
  • THIS. The perfect twitter app is Fenice's UI with Tweetium's functionality.
  • Tweetium is a PC app tbh.
  • Still crashing. The Go To Top button is very welcome though.
  • Still no timeline position sync?
  • So which decade we getting the official app update
  • Soon.
  • no unified (likes, rt-s, quotes) conenct tab instead of "mentions"? pls.. the ui is awesome, a true uwp one, but due to the reliable and full notifications i'll keep using my tweetium pro.
  • There's still some things I need before I go full time with Fenice. I still want a manual refresh, to be able to stop auto streaming and the new "go to top" bubble is too big and obstructive on my timeline. I REALLY wish I could hide ALL columns except for my main timeline on PC too...
  • Hi, Fenice dev here. Next update will as a way to hide the "go to the top" bubble.
  • Nice!
  • Is there any free client for Twitter?
  • MeTweets... Not feature complete.. But better than the official one
  • Still doesn't show comments. Am I missing something?
  • Hi, Fenice dev here. Twitter APIs don't have a way to get replies. There are some workaround but would just get a small part of them.
  • Oh, I see. Well, appreciate the reply! Cheers!
  • Every other app is using the workaround...not you. Until you fix that I can't use it.
  • Yeah... sorry, but this was one of the main reasons I looked elsewhere after trying the trial.
  • Hi, does the app have tweet notification from favorite followings?
  • Yes, you can choose from which user you want to get notifications.
  • Ah, that's nice. Keep up the good work. Really like your app. Although youtube video's not playing inside main app. Is there a special setting for that I overlooked ?
  • Currently not all videos are supported (depens on how the YouTube video is formatted). If you have some videos that won't play inside the app, send me an email with the link.
  • Thanks!! Already using the paid version. Btw i keep seeing "189" above the home (timeline) icon. What does that mean? How to get rid of it?
  • That's the number of tweets that has been loaded at the startup, should go away when the timeline is scrolled.
  • Its not going away. Anyway where else can I get in touch directly with you regarding support? Twitter DM? Been an amazing dev so far replying all our messages. =D Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • In settings > about you can find a link to send me an email.
  • Yeah **** doesn't show comments at all
  • I prefer twitter tbh
  • Ewww...
  • If Twitter supported all embeds, landscape mode and continuum, I'd probably still use it too. That said, I do keep it installed just for the instant notifications.
  • Does this app have instant notifications?
  • ^this
  • Can someone tell me which client supports notifications from specific accounts apart from the official app?
  • Fenice allows you to choose from which user you want to be notified
  • Mate, after this update app crashes whenever i receive updates from other apps.
  • Can you please send me an email with more details?
  • It still doesn't remember my last read position. Any twitter app is useless to me unless it does this. It seems like such a basic, obvious feature to me.
  • Exactly. It is useless if it cant do this. Horrible purchase and the dev doesnt respond.
  • This feature is coming. No ETA yet.
  • Wish this live tile showed feed update like on tweetium
  • Gosh I can't see the comments. I just wish it had comments it would be the best app ever
  • Will it actually start working? Has been awful for me.
  • Why can't they just update the official app? How difficult is it?
  • Is it just me, or is the UI of the "official app" just so much cleaner and less busy than all of these alternatives which try to pack tons on the feed? That's my biggest turnoff for Fenice and Tweetium, to be honest.  
  • That's because it hardly has any features haha
  • well i find the official twitter app very neat and clean.... it's also very fast..i have no complaints about the official twitter app
  • How is every update such a massive one? Man these devs are too good
  • Thank you! :D
  • It doesn't show multiple photos in a tweet, so I'm passing. Also, do you guys experience problems tweeting, favouriting, and retweeting in Aeries? It's like mine is on read-only mode. :(