Twitter today announced today that it's updating Twitter Mobile for Android and iOS which brings a brand new feature. The latest update allows users to send and receive photos via direct messages and swipe back and forth between timelines; making it much more a chat now. This brings back the focus of direct messages, Twitter lost somewhere on its way when it has even hidden the direct message menu item. Anyway, for the first time, users can now share and view photos via direct message (DM) on their mobile phones. On its blog, Twitter also announced that it's going to introduce a new tab in the navigation bar that makes it even easier to access DMs – they’re now just one tap away from wherever you are on Twitter.
According to Twitter, there are a bunch of other great updates in this release. For example, on Twitter for iOS, new in-app notifications will be displayed when people send a DM or favorite, retweet and reply to Tweets. And on Twitter for Android, it's now possible to easily turn on mobile notifications for specific users by tapping the star on their profile.
Download Twitter for Android and Twitter for iPhone should be soon available on the respective app stores, including the new features, mentioned above. Oh, and for sure photos in DMs can also be viewed on twitter.com. Yet, there's no word about support of Windows Phone and Windows 8.1.
Cheers ~ Arne