The Twitter app is now available on the recently launched Windows 10 operating system. Without logging in, the app gives users fast access to the top tweets, photos and videos.
More ease for users
The logged-out feature has been added as an attempt to attract new users. A similar feature was added for its hub on the Web by the company recently. Now with the upcoming Project Lightning, the micro-blogging firm will be hoping to act as a news source for all the important topics around the globe.
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The Twitter app was visible to the users just after the launch of Windows 10. It was made available especially for Windows 10 last night. Users will be able to get the tweets in Live Tiles directly from the Start Menu.
“Starting today, Windows users will have a new Twitter experience optimized especially for Windows 10,” Twitter said in a blog post.
After adding the account information, a user will be able to attach multiple photos to a single tweet and watch animated GIFs and Vine videos. For users who do not want the entire world to see their conversation, the Direct Messaging feature will allow them to send personalized messages. Users will be able to see a preview of the tweet photos along with the content on their home timeline.
Positive for both Twitter, Microsoft
On Wednesday, Microsoft released Windows 10 in 190 countries, and Twitter clearly sees the launch as an opportunity. With a Twitter app, the micro-blogging firm hopes to appeal to new audiences who will be installing Windows 10. The new Twitter app can be downloaded from the Windows App Store. The company promises its users further improvements and updates of the app in the days to come. Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform has been used to develop the app, so it can be expected to run on Windows 10 Mobile which is due later this year.
“Stay tuned for continued improvements to Twitter for Windows in the coming days and months,” read the blog post.
For Microsoft Windows, it’s a positive sign that major tech firms are quick to come with up an app for the new OS. Now a new app for both desktop and mobile Windows devices can be developed using the Universal Windows Platform, something which was not possible for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.