Hands-on with the Twitter 5.0 update for Windows 10 Mobile

Last year, the official Twitter app got a revamped design for Windows 10 PCs and tablets. This morning, the app for Windows 10 Mobile finally gets the same treatment. All the new features such as multiple photo uploads, GIF playback, Quote Retweets, hearts, and more are included in the latest update. If you haven't installed it, make sure to check out our hands-on video.

The first thing we noticed was the dark theme, but after a second glance, we found it was connected to the system settings. You can change the look in your phone's Settings > Personalization > Colors. We wish this option was within the Twitter app itself and not connected to our phone's theme. Perhaps that option will be added in the future.

Twitter Windows 10 Mobile

Users coming from iOS or Android will have a more familiar experience with this update compared to the previous versions. On the top of the app are tabs for Moments, Notifications, Direct Messages, and your profile. The Moments section is where you can see trending stories while the Notifications include your mentions and tweets that have been liked or retweeted.

Twitter Windows 10 Mobile

Quote Retweets are displayed correctly, and the app makes it easy for you to create Quotes. Just tap the Retweet button below a tweet and select "Quote Tweet" in the pop-up menu. If you want to add some media to your tweet, you can add multiple photos and even video. You can capture a new one from the camera, or select from your existing gallery.

Overall, we're very satisfied with the latest Twitter update. There is room for improvement, of course, but like all '1.0' apps features will likely come in future updates once early bugs are worked out. The core features are there and for casual "normy" users this is a solid day one release. Here are some things we would like to see added in future updates:

  • In-app option for light or dark theme independent of system settings
  • Actionable notifications
  • Swipe navigation between sections
  • GIF support when posting
  • Integration with the People app ('History')
  • Twitter poll support (although the Straw app is a better option anyway)
  • Tweet marker support or, at least, resume the timeline where you left off

Download it for free from the Windows Store and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Mark Guim

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.