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Twitter for Android Updated

Twitter rolled out an update of its app for devices with Android 2.1 and higher, with improvements including a Tweet details page, better speed, pull to refresh, swipe to reveal, and the option to quote Tweets.

Product manager for mobile Leland Rechis posted on the Twitter Blog:

We changed the layout of the timeline and introduced a Tweet details page, which you can access by simply clicking on a Tweet. This feature — which is already available in Twitter for iPhone, Twitter for iPad, and Twitter for Windows Phone — makes it easier to click on links and reply to, retweet, or favorite a Tweet.

The app is now even faster. In this version, we’ve tried a new way of drawing a timeline of Tweets that optimizes for scrolling speed. Try it out, and you’ll see how much faster and smoother the timeline loads and scrolls.

Pull to Refresh: This popular feature, which was first available through our iPhone app, functions just as it sounds — when you’re at the top of your timeline, simply pull down to load new Tweets.

Swipe to Reveal: Swipe across a Tweet to get quick access to several options, such as viewing a user’s profile, sharing a tweet, or replying.

Quote a Tweet: Clicking the retweet icon now gives you the option to quote a Tweet. Of course, you can still retweet as you normally would.

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