For Twitter users who love to send direct messages, today is your lucky day: The company announced on Monday a slew of updates to its apps, including, for the first time, syncing of direct messages across all devices.
This means messages won’t be marked unread on other devices after they have already been opened. Other improvements include an enhanced mobile search and a Connect tab on Twitter for Mac. But Twitter fans will be most pleased to know they can now sync DMs across Twitter clients everywhere, including Android, iOS, Mac, the web and TweetDeck.
“For all of these platforms, you’ll now be able to sync direct messages (DMs) across all your devices and Twitter accounts,” Twitter engineer Josh Hoyt said in a blog post. “When you read a DM on your Android phone or iPhone, it will be marked as read in your browser, your desktop apps, or your tablet, and vice versa.”
The syncing will come to the app gradually, according to Twitter.
Improvements will also be coming to search results. For example, when you search for people on the site, you’ll now be able to see their full bio while using an Android, iPhone or iPad. The feature will also be available when accessing the site via mobile.twitter.com.
“This account preview makes it easier and faster to find and learn more about the accounts you’re looking for,” Hoyt wrote.
If you swipe to preview to the left, you will also be able to see related accounts. Twitter has also added a new indicator in search results that shows tweets related to your search, so you can keep up on what’s trending.
“On Twitter for iPhone, it’s now easier to reply to tweets with a built-in tweet composer that appears when you tap to see details,” wrote Hoyt. “And you’ll find it easier to find accounts to follow via a new people button on the navigation bar, making the iPhone experience consistent with our Android app. Tapping this icon reveals a list of accounts that may be interesting and relevant to you.”
A Connect tab for the Mac now highlights interactions such as favorites, retweets and @mentions — just like the web version already does.
The app also supports six additional languages: Danish, Filipino, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish and Thai.
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