Twitter PWA update 'greatly' speeds up image uploads, supports screen rotation

Twitter has updated its Progressive Web App (PWA) for Windows 10 with a few new features that should further smooth out the experience. Included with the latest update are enhancements that should speed up your image uploads, along with support for some older devices and screen rotation.

See more

What makes today's update different from the app's previous ones is that it's delivered through the Microsoft Store. Because the app is a PWA, Twitter has mostly been able to implement small changes by updating things on its end, rather than requiring everyone to update via the Store, essentially ensuring everyone would receive the same new features without having to move to a new version.

It appears the reason for the change in delivery is because of the support for older devices and screen rotation. However, it's not exactly clear which older devices are on that list.

In any case, if you haven't received the update already, you can pick up the latest version of the Twitter PWA (6.1.0) from the Microsoft Store now.

See at Microsoft Store (opens in new tab)

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • Keep 'em coming 😃
  • Please turn the Facebook/Messenger app into a PWA. The store app is so behind all the other versions. Seems like nobody can be bothered to get it up the same standard as the website, android or IOS versions.
  • Is it so hard to just add an icon shortcut to the websites on the start menu?
  • A shortcut won't display notifications for example....
  • I think they can do that with the Windows API if it is running on a Windows machine as a PWA. Or maybe it only does on Edge. I will have to get back with you on that. I know that's how I do it on Electron but that's a kinda Chromium
  • Don't forget the app has Share integration, right click Support for Task: direct message, new tweet, notification etc. to
  • I here you, but FB sucks as a website full stop. It's just a terrible platform.
  • Wow, this app just keeps getting better!!! Just like MS to-do. Don't tell me that with all these changes that an Andromeda device isn't coming.
  • Not for now it won't. Unless we get Windows Core release in a tablet, Hybrid or PC, I don't believe they will just release it. It depends on it working well and having enough apps to entice the potential customers. They need to get apps that are compiled for it (considering its a Arm chip or a ARM64 at that) or make sure there are enough PWA apps that work correctly on it.
  • I know lots of people here hate anything that isn't 'pure native UWP' but at least PWA development goes much much more faster because multiple OS, multiple browsers and multiple form factors benefit from it without the need to push client and store approved updates. I like it for 'consuming services' like social media, news feeds, streaming etc
  • Love this PWA, keep it going Twitter! :D Microsoft, let's do this to other apps. Woo!