Twitter rolls out mobile app updates

The changes mean a more native Android experience and more types of content can now be shown in expanded tweets on iOS and other mobile versions of Twitter's app.

The newest version of Twitter's Android app was designed to better reflect the native Android experience, Twitter said. Twitter

Twitter has rolled out the latest in a series of updates to its mobile apps designed to give users easier navigation tools, as well as to make it easier to find relevant usernames and hashtags.

In a blog post today, Twitter also said it has redesigned its Android app to reflect "a native Android experience: wider and taller timelines that fill the screen, a flat navigation bar, tap and hold for quick actions, and more."

At the same time, Android users will also now be able to navigate quickly between tabs by swiping their fingers across the screen, and as they enter tweets or do searches, they'll get automatic user and hashtag suggestions.

Those on iOS devices and using mobile.twitter.com will now see photo galleries, apps, and product listings in expanded tweets.

Finally, the new version will show a link below content that will let users download apps like Foursquare or Path if they were used to share the information via Twitter.

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