Dec 08 AT 1:35 PM Taylor Wimberly 79 Comments

Twitter launches redesigned app to Android Market


Just one day after Facebook updated their Android app, Twitter has decided to roll out a simplified design across all of their clients, including the Android app. The new Twitter for Android just went live on the Market only minutes ago, so go grab the update now.

The new Twitter buttons.

Twitter’s latest update focuses around the redesigned icons, which they hope will make the service easier to use. These new buttons include Home, Connect, Discover, Me, and Tweet. Head over to Twitter’s site for a full description of what each action does.

I’m downloading the app to my phone as I type, so I’ll have to give it a spin before posting my impressions. Go upgrade now and let us know what you think. While you are at it, make sure you are following @androidandme for all our latest updates.

Via: Twitter

Source: Android Market

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  • YellowDucati

    hehe. I also sent ya’ll the info. Twitter user ericlong :)

    • BiGMERF

      I like the update.. its going in the right direction.. But I will stick to Tweetcaster as soon as they update for ICS.. Due today

    • Alex

      I made my Twitter to win an Android and Me contest about a year ago haha. May ill download the app and actually start using it for things other than and online contests Xd

      • MJM128

        Twitter is good for that, and as Mark put it: To post when you go number 2.

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  • Daniel Brierton

    Anyone else find that this lags quite badly, even on high end devices? Very jumpy on my Galaxy S II… :/

    • YellowDucati

      I actually uninstalled it after I saw it was the major user of my battery one day when I rarely used the phone. We’ll see if this one has the same problem.

      • Taylor Wimberly

        I also recently noticed that the older version of Twitter was eating up my battery for no reason. It kept reporting high CPU usages when the app was not being used. Hopefully this new version fixes that.

        • Richard Pawley

          I just looked at My Apps for updates and thought, hmm – no twitter update for me.

          Turns out…I don’t even have it installed. Seesmic FTW! :D

          • BiGMERF

            Seesmic has proven a nice substitute until Tweecater comes along

        • Daniel Brierton

          I’ve never noticed an issue with that before. That said, I fly through my battery so quickly anyway that I have to carry a spare pretty much everywhere.

          Doesn’t bother me for the minute it takes to swap the battery and boot back up, I don’t have to compromise with running apps.

    • Nate B.

      Not over here.

      • Daniel Brierton

        I find it lags mostly when using pull to refresh, or scrolling through a conversation thread. Elsewhere it’s not too bad.

        What device are you using?

    • goncalossilva

      Yes, it lags a lot on my Nexus One. It’s pretty, but slow & non-functional for me :(

  • mdcrumpler

    I personally love it. It feels a lot more fleshed out than the old app. It seems more vibrant than the old grey buttons up top.

  • ArticulateFool

    I still prefer Plume. But the improvements are always welcomed!

  • Jozef I Del Mundo

    I just wish the Twitter app has support for Twitlongger

    • Nate B.

      That would be freaking perfect

  • Nate B.

    I love the new look and facebooks new look

  • Steve Heinrich

    The UI is much simpler yet seems to yield more functionality. The discover tab is a great idea. Kind of laggy I will agree, but overall a very good update. I love when things become more cohesive like this.

  • halo0

    Scrolling in the new app is very laggy on my Galaxy Nexus. Uninstalling.

    • kway4204

      You just wanted to come on here and brag about your Galaxy Nexus didn’t you?

  • Thomas Biard

    TweetDeck for the stay…

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    • Daniel Brierton

      I used to use TweetDeck, but it’s broken expansion support, inability to display images in retweets and inability to shorten links when composing frustrated me too much. If they fix those things, I’ll be right back on it.

      • kway4204

        Have you tried TweetCaster? I caught Tweetcaster Pro as the Amazon App Store FAOTD and I love it! Newest update is great and I can’t wait for the ICS update that’s due out soon (as the user mentioned above). Tweetcaster>all other twitter clients imho

    • Michael Haller

      I can’t seen to get away from tweet deck. I always come back. I’ll give The new twitter a try though.

  • YMS123

    Google Maps, Google Plus, Goggles, Facebook, and now Twitter, tis the season for updates

  • Jozef I Del Mundo

    You also can’t swipe to the right to reveal the reply or retweet icons. You actually have to press on the tweet to see those :(

  • zyphbear

    While it looks more finished, it seems like you have to go through extra steps to get to where you have to go, like you can’t swipe between columns, you have to choose the button. It also seems slow, though that could be my device.

    Also, even though I installed it on my device, it didn’t update the website as the Twitter site said it would, might be just as well. I like more of the features on Plume, like muting and color coding.

    • xsynth

      It might take a few minutes to show up on the main site. Mine has successfully changed after installing the app

  • Steve Heinrich

    Oh, and with all of the Galaxy Nexus talk going ’round… I did notice that on Twitter’s webpage they have a Galaxy Nexus with a Gingerbread keyboard under the “Tweet” heading.

    Picky? Yes.

  • donger

    looks nice.

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  • frpst9

    I like it, but I think I’m going to stick with TweetCaster for now. It still has a few more features that I find useful.

  • cristian donose

    Beautifull and smooth , just the way i like it.

  • Shadowlore

    Sticking with Social Scope here (have 2 invites if anyone wants in, btw).

    Used Tweetdeck up til the point where it kept relaunching itself even when I wanted it to NOT do so.

    However, first one that integrates G+ into the stream as well, will draw me away from the flavor of the month twitter/fb collaboration app.

  • jeffro2607

    I like it. Was getting tired of the old UI and everything.

    • @Ps3y3Ops

      I would like an invite, if you still have one, thanks!

  • Patricio Acuña

    i like it but at the same time i hate it, now i need to log in to be able to search on twitter, on the old version i culd search and if i needed to tweet i could log in.

    i was using that to stalk and to keep battery

  • jamorenom

    I Like the app!…

  • seven2k

    Wow very nice using it now. Nice fresh clean look

  • Fabio R

    Its really Christmas just reading good news in the blog lately

  • Fabio R

    Its really Christmas just reading good news in the blog lately nice!

  • Droid Dewd

    Never really used the native Twitter app. Have been using Plume for years and haven’t really looked back. Didnt have a major issue with it just didnt care for the options with retweeting and pic options at the time. Might have to chk it out again in the future.

  • pekosROB

    I like how the icon/button for “tweet” is one of the older ways to scribe…

    My, my, how far we’ve come from quills dipped into ink to touchscreens!

  • cmorris

    I always hated the way retweets on the old app didn’t let you add anything. I will have to check and see if they changed that. otherwise, im staying away.

  • HoLfElDeR

    This is nice change, i like the new button(icons) and the posts

  • superboriqua

    I don’t use the official twitter app

  • Nickedynick

    I really like it. I do think they’ll be making it more ICS friendly when the time comes too.

  • PapaLos

    I’m a big fan of Plume, but I’ll give this new update a try.

    And I just watched that video you have on the post. Kind of feel sad.. I never use twitter like that. I feel like I’ve been missing out, like my 10,000 odd tweets were all worthless. I think I’m going to go and coordinate a viewing of the night sky with someone in Germany.

  • ariesness

    Updating it right now, but from the screenshots I see, I think I’m gonna like this redesign :)

  • Hall Lo

    Like the new fresh look ;) very organized and easy to use for me

  • tobinandandroid

    It’s weird to me that Twitter bought Tweetdeck and hasn’t really done anything with the mobile app. Tweetdeck is still my go-to because of how well it aggregates two social networks. It might not be as feature-rich as either of the individual clients, but it does everything I need it to. I wish they would add G+ integration (which doesn’t seem like it should be too hard since they had the ability to link Buzz).

    But! (and I know this isn’t strictly android related), along with the new Twitter interface, they updated the Tweetdeck Chrome app. It looks awesome, and you should give it a try!

  • sylar

    Seems like everybody is throwing updates out now, I’m sure it has everything to do with ICS. Still I never have used twitter. But still it looks nice just like the new Facebook one.

  • Jamie

    This version is greatly improved. Thank you!!

  • James Conley

    I just don’t twitter that much. The only thing I have tweeted in the last 8 months was my android and me score lol.

  • ffff00

    Still too many questionable UI elements. There’s so much wasted space, as always with Twitter for Android :/

  • txbluesman

    Seems pretty nice so far.

  • MoSDeeb

    The new look is promising, not sure it will hold me back from using its recently acquired tweetdeck app though

  • Anthony Massingham

    To be honest I think I preferred the old layout – this one has too much padding for my tastes.I also miss the swipe to see options for a tweet. Rather than having to navigate to a whole new page to be able to interact with it.

    I don’t use twitter that much these days, but I’m inclined to use it less with this new app.

  • Ilyse Rose

    I really like the new layout, though there is a lot of wasted space.

  • Trinhbo

    I found a weird bug where I tried sharing a link from another app into Twitter. When I tried adding text to the tweet, the input box kept flickering rapidly.

  • humidity

    First Facebook, now Twitter!? Woot!

  • smisa27

    I am liking these new updates. They are making some great UI changes which makes it even more enticing to use. Though I am still a TweetDeck user, I am liking the new Twitter.

  • ramenchef

    Update was pretty nice, tweetdeck is still my go to app though.

  • Davids Kuma

    New design isn’t for me:(

  • damambt

    I enjoy Seesmic 😃 . But i really like that everyday more and more companies/developers/ and users are taking their time to get involve in the Android platform. Enough with the iPhone/iPad craze. Android users demand performance and top of the line specs and to go along with the hardware we need great apps that will perform and utilize the hardware. Thanks to twitter for making the update, my lady really ❤ it.

  • kusine

    I really like the simplicity of it, once I convinced my phone to update it. :)

  • mclarensr

    Looks good

  • theJP

    I’m not sure yet if I love or hate the new twitter. There are some really nice new features. I’m not super excited about how the timeline is laid out. The embedly ( plugin is broken for now. I’m sure once that is back working I will be a lot happier with the new timeline.

  • myslef

    About time. Maybe I’ll decide to use the official twitter again. Didn’t think that would happen, but it does look good.

  • Sean the Electrofreak

    Twitter. Meh.

  • desean

    Actually I kinda still prefer the old version. Got to spend more time on this new version though.

  • ToonPanda

    The official Twitter app always made me login, everytime I opened it. This made me switch to Tweetdeck (I also use it as a chrome extension). Might give the update a try though..

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    an excellent alternative for the Android Market:, they offer the best apps for Android (hand-picked) and support PayPal payments

  • sgumer

    i like the fact it seems easier to use. i will have to download it and try it out.