What you need to know
- Twitter recently released an update for its progressive web app.
- The update brings support for inline replies to 'nearly everyone' and a couple of other new features.
- You can grab the update on any version of Twitter that's a progressive web app, including Twitter for Windows.
Twitter's latest update for its progressive web app (PWA) brings inline reply support to 'nearly everyone,' making it easier to respond to specific tweets. The update also adds support for Feminine Arabic and improves the look of error pages. Inline replies allow you to reply to a specific tweet, and make it clear which tweet you're responding to. As a result, people can follow along with threads more easily.
Here's what's new, as outlined by Twitter:
- Error Pages: Our error pages have gotten a visual refresh. Hopefully you're not seeing these too often, but keep an eye out if you run into one!
- Feminine Arabic: In some languages, such as Arabic, words can be feminine or masculine, but we've missed a way for people to tell us how they want to be addressed. We've introduced a new language setting that acknowledges and better supports the Arabic feminine form. You can configure this setting by going to "Settings and privacy", then "Accessibility, display, and languages." Next, select "Languages" and go to "Display language". You can read more here!
- Inline Reply: Previously in experiment, inline replies should now be enabled for nearly everyone.
The update is avaialble for all versions of Twitter that are a PWA, including Twitter for Windows, Twitter for KaiOS, and Twitter Lite on Android.
Separately from the update, Twitter announced support for security keys for two-factor authentication (2FA). This is a more secure way to protect your account.
Twitter is one of the most popular social networks on the planet, and its latest update makes it easier to reply to specific tweets. Make sure to follow us on Twitter as well.
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