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Twitter's beta for its Windows Phone 8.1 app reveals deeper integration with the platform

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Twitter's beta for its Windows Phone 8.1 app reveals deeper integration with the platform
A report published Thursday out of Ireland, reveals that an open beta of Twitter's Windows Phone 8.1 app has a number of new features, including greater integration with the platform than the current Twitter app. For example, the Twitter beta allows pictures tweeted by you to be viewed on the Photos Hub. Also, the 'Share to' is back, allowing link sharing with third party apps.

Other features on the open beta include integration with the Me Tile. Post a status update and the Twitter compose screen will appear. And instead of forcing you to wade through all of your past replies to get to your latest mention, when you auto-refresh, you will now see the latest mention first. Of course, the proverbial performance enhancements are also part of the new app.

The unannounced open beta has been shut tight by Twitter after it was spotted in the Windows Phone Store. But enough of it has leaked out to get Windows Phone 8 users even more excited about the upcoming update to Windows Phone 8.1.

Screenshots from the Twitter open beta for Windows Phone 8.1

Screenshots from the Twitter open beta for Windows Phone 8.1


source: TwitterBeta, NokiaNewsIreland, via WPCentral

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posted on 18 Apr 2014, 02:57 3

1. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2025; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


This is great! More social networking integration within the platform. :D

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 08:25

2. dorian827 (Posts: 126; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


The Twitter app on the Windows Phone platform works great. Just hate how it doesnt support landscape and cant tag a name via new tweet without having to follow a user.

Most apps via Windows Store dont support landscape, worst for non portrait typer like myself.

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 11:50

3. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 853; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


Bring back the @ contact list Twitter. Single worst change you ever made.

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