Twitter adds tabs feature and much more to its Windows 10 app (Updated)

It looks like Twitter is in the process of rolling out or testing a handy new tabs feature to its Windows 10 app. Spotted by MSPowerUser, the feature doesn't look to be live for a large swath of people just yet, but it has started popping up for some.

The tabs appear operate much as you'd expect, offering a quick way to open up and swap between things like your timeline, specific profiles, lists and more. Each tab can be closed individually, or you can choose to quickly hide them all from an ellipses menu off to the side of the app.

As some might notice, this offers something similar to the columns feature that was present in the now-defunct TweetDeck app for Windows. It's not exactly the same, but it's close enough that it should give anyone missing TweetDeck a boost. That said, this looks like it may just be a limited test right now, and it's unclear when tabs might start rolling out to everyone on Windows 10.

What's new in Twitter for Windows 10 PC and Mobile

Update: The new updated Twitter app is rolling out to more users now - but not everyone yet. Besides the tabs feature here are the other new features found in Twitter for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile!

  • Copy and paste images directly from the clipboard (PC): You can now paste an image directly to the tweet composition box without uploading
  • Insert emojis using new picker (PC): PC users had to rely on the software keyboard - if available - for emojis. Now, they can do it directly even on PCs with no touch display
  • Pin to your profile: You can now pin a tweet to your profile
  • Direct Message a tweet: At the bottom of each tweet now is a DM icon letting you directly share that tweet with someone through DM

Not everyone is getting the update yet and it is not dependent on your Insider status. Instead, it seems to be a slow roll out so sit tight, you'll get eventually.

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