Twitter PWA for Windows 10 updated with event video pop-out, much more
You'll now be able to pop out event videos as you read tweets and crop image uploads.
The Twitter Progressive Web App (PWA) for Windows 10 is getting a pretty hefty list of updates today. According to the release notes, you'll now be able to pop out event videos when reading tweets, crop and resize image uploads, and more. This update also includes several improvements to things like polls, emoji, profiles, and more (via OnMSFT).
Here's a full look at the release notes for the latest batch of updates:
- Video: Events with a video will now pop-out the video and put it in the bottom corner of the screen as you scroll down to read Tweets.
- Events: Added social context ('8k people here') to the events page to share the scale of the event.
- Image Uploading: You can now resize and crop uploaded images for your Tweets and DMs. Click the paintbrush icon on the bottom right after selecting an image to adjust the image (Profile image cropping is coming soon™).
- Polls: Improvements to poll display and poll creation on smaller screens.
- Emoji: Update emoji to Twemoji 11.3. Good visual coverage of the changes at Emojipedia and more specific details at GitHub
- Profile: Allow media carousel to scroll through more items. It was set to 6, increased to 20.
- Profile (mobile only, for now): When viewing an account's Tweets, Likes, or Media we'll show the total count. It appears under the account name in the header, and changes appropriately as you navigate the profile.
- Images: Slightly improved image quality for large images.
- Timeline: Scroll positioning now accurately accounts for the size of the top-navigation component.
- Accessibility: Improved the screen readability of the composer to at the top of the timeline.
- Direct Messages: Make the entire conversation a drag/drop target, rather than just the input component.
- Profile: Profile photos are no longer slightly cropped.
- Timeline: The 'Retweeted by' text is now properly aligned.
- Tweets: Tweet gif attachments were incorrectly limited to 5MB, we've increased the limit to 15MB.
- Video: Fixed an issue when rotating a device while playing a full-screen video.
- Video: Allow Firefox to autoplay videos too.
- Timeline: Fixed a scroll position bug cause by a change in Chrome's full-screen behavior.
- Direct Messages: Images in DMs will always be full size (as opposed to the cropped display the timeline uses)
Because Twitter is now a PWA app on Windows 10, there's no need to secure the update through the Microsoft Store. These changes should automatically appear in the Twitter app as they're available.
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