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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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260 Comments
  • Finally...
  • Yeah!
  • True !
  • Icons look very big now
  • Me too, i feel it too strechy on mu lumia 520 screen, with smaller icon would look much nicer
  • I wish they would update their damn vine app.
  • Thanks for listening to our voices ..!!! ;D
  • Better late than never
  • Right
  • +1
  • +1020
  • YES FINALLY!!! I was beginning to lose hope. :)
  • Hallelujah is this real life!?!?
  • 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?
  • Sweet
  • 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.
  • Oh wow lol finally a update
  • I am just wondering if this has any positive impact on WP8.1 and linking into the API
  • That's what I was wondering. How is the social network integration in the People Hub on 8.1?
  • Still no options with live tiles and nothing to do with notification centre. meh.
  • There are! Go to settings, touch in the account name, it will show notification options.
  • Just installed. Does it still stick at 1 on live tiles and lock screen?
  • 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. 
  • Its because they havent added the code to there apps yet
  • 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.
  • Yup, Jay is correct. This is the most stupid implementation of a notification center
  • 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.
  • you're right
  • 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.
  • Seems faster.
  • Negative.
  • Probably the fastest ever
  • It does. Very fast.
  • Next: update Twitter Windows 8.1 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.
  • Could you elaborate which ones? This does the job for me pretty well.
  • Still doesn't play animated gif's.
  • Really? In 2014 this is what we want?
  • Never said I wanted it. Just stating one of the missing features..
  • Still has the huge waste of space at the top.
  • 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.  3- 3.5 tweets at a time on the smallest font size is a terrible use of space.
  • 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.
  • Its filled if you have multiple accounts. The space is filled with the account name that your on at that time.
  • Awww, look at Twitter tryng to get all Instagrammy.  Nice update for WP though.
  • .gif support?
  • No :(
  • And we're still behind on GIF support.
  • Twitter for WP is like months behind. We can expect GIF support in 2-3 months
  • like a year behind. 
  • Didn't Twitter discontinue gif support?
  • Still not solved the tile count issue
  • yes!
  • Yaaaaaaass
  • Seems twittier......
  • 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.
  • Damn... Finally.
  • Now we wait another months for the WP8.1 Twitter update...
  • But the new redesigned icons looks pixelated on my Lumia 1520.
  • 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 bar....to much wasted space
  • S u c h a g r e a t d a y b b m s u b w a y s u r f e r a n d n o w t w i t t e r!!!!
  • bbm? where ????
  • 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? :-)
  • And I can finally use my 1520 again. Yeah!
  • You weren't using your 1520 just because the twitter app? O.o
  • WTF ?
  • FINALLY!
  • That twice in a year update..
  • Dude. Lame. But appreciated.
  • 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.
  • You do know this right. Clicking on the tweet loads the image in the app itself!!
  • 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.
  • THIS!
  • If it's hard to explain it's probably because it's not true.
  • I cannot stand the Android app on my tablet. It is uglier than I am. I don't need Twitter on my tablet that badly!
  • 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.
  • Most impressive.
  • Yes. .the wait is over. .lol
  • Yes. .the wait is over. .lol
  • Yes. .the wait is over. .lol
  • Yes. .the wait is over. .lol
  • Ah,i see your excitement is 4x now.
  • Yes. .the wait is over. .lol
  • Does the official app have the social extensibility whatever functionality yet?
  • Unfortunately it doesn't. That's what I'm also looking for. :(
  • +820
  • Ahhhh
  • I suppose we get something at least, still waiting on the social integration that the beta had going for it... =[
  • Finally!! Working nice!! indeed!
  • Still not a full WP8.1 integration update.  No notification center or social connection integration.
  • 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
  • Now when people retweet porn I can't miss it :-(
  • Photos still don't load
  • Sane here
  • No transparent tile option that I was hoping for :( Good to have update overall, just not sure of the new design...
  • No more disgusting dropshadow/blue glow below the header. YEEESSSSSSS!
  • I liked that drop shadow. It told you if you were at the top of your timeline.
  • That is the most stupid excuse for a drop shadow ever. You have a scroll bar on the right side, FFS.
  • Woohoo, finally location works for me. Love this update.
  • yes! location works!
  • 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.
  • Are they loading. Not happening for me :(
  • 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.
  • They should tell their mates at vine to get off their butts and follow suit!
  • Inline photos..finally
  • Hope it will be there in facebook also with the next update !
  • Finally!=D
  • 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.
  • Ppl want zune. Bring back zune. Microsoft will attract more users again.
  • Finally!!!
  • Yesss we have waited so long for this
  • Still doesn't seem to be integrated with WP8.1. Why didn't they leave it in like the leaked beta from a few months ago?
  • Notification centre? Because if so then it always been there for me since 8.1 preview.
  • 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.
  • No gif support? Why'd they even bother.
  • 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.)
  • Good update... Still very ugly interface 
  • 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.
  • Finally smthng changed with Twitter. Good news.
  • Finally in line previews!
  • +1
  • Is it working?
  • Has Twitter been a universal app for a long time already or did it become a universal app with this update?
  • AFAIK this is the first update for WP8.1, which means it couldn't have been a universal app before.
  • Still using the twitter beta App here
  • New features are good, but some thing like profile fotos don't load.
  • 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?
  • What does even mean?? Your comparing updating an app vs updating a whole OS?? Do you people even have a brain?
  • hehe ya know right, look at the two comparisions, sheesh
  • 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!
  • +1
  • Update: Uninstalling the app and reinstalling worked. Pictures are now visible through timeline.
  • Hey that worked. Thanks!
  • No worries, glad to help!
  • Another good news. Watsapp is going to get updated soon next week witu few new features
  • Source?
  • Wmp power user. They had tweeted 1 week ago
  • Great:) this was a much needed update :)
  • Universal app now. Or was that already at the beginning of version 3?
  • Awesome! About time :)  
  • Would be nice if the Windows 8.1 twitter app would follow suit IRT pictures.
  • Does anyone know if is possible to Accept/Reject followers in the Twitter app?
  • But, still behind the Twitter Beta version of 3.2.2?
  • Utterly UGLY!!!! on my 1520. Please optimize for large screen, you out-dated developers
  • Finally and what about windows 8?
  • awsome!!, new twitter rocks 
  • Header icons are too big!
  • Does anyone know if there's a way to tweet a pre-existing photo that you have without saving a new copy?
  • Storyteller updated
  • Great update! Was hoping they'd update the UI tho but at least it got some new features
  • Even though the world cup is about to end, they could have added flags to this update... Would mean they care about WP...
  • Great.
  • Aw man, no GIF support yet?
  • Looks like the beta is still superior.
  • Yes yes yes yes!
  • This is a pretty big update! Nice!
  • And its a universal app too. Welcome speed :D
  • 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.
  • I still have the Twitter beta app - this sounds like a step above that. The beta is 3.2.2
  • It's not, it doesn't take advantage of the new social integration ow WP8.1
  • thanks!
  • Finally! Thank you so much!
  • This update is just what I was looking for. Great.
  • Mehdoh. That is all.
  • it still "loads more tweets" in the wrong direction...
  • Well its about flippin time !
  • 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