Twitter have released its official Twitter app for Windows 8 and Windows RT. When Windows 8 launched Microsoft said Twitter would be bringing out a Windows Store Twitter app and today it’s available. The app looks identical to the Windows Phone 8 version recently released with a Home, Connect, Discover and Me tabs. It has some nice features like a live tile showing recent mentions and a Snap view where you drag twitter off to the side plus there is also integration with the Share charm.
The down side seems to be in landscape mode it waists a lot of space and unbelievably there doesn’t seem to be a spell checker in the app which rules it out for me! The app is free from the Windows Store.
With Twitter, you can watch the world unfold like never before.
** Get real-time stories, pictures, videos, conversations, ideas, and inspiration all in your timeline.
** Follow people and your interests to get unfiltered access and unique behind-the-scenes perspectives.
** Express yourself with photos, videos and comments.
Twitter for Windows 8 brings you all the design, features and functionality of Twitter combined with the fast and fluid technology of Windows 8:
– The Discover (#) icon shows you new topics from people in your network and other information like Trends and Who to Follow suggestions. But nowhere else can you scroll through Discover stories horizontally. Smoothly move through a collage of Tweets, pictures, links and article previews that make the most of your device.
– The Share charm makes it easier to tweet links, pictures and opinions to your followers from anywhere in Windows 8. Reading an article in Internet Explorer about Hawaii? Swipe in from the right edge of the device, tap the Share charm, add your comments in the Tweet and hit send.
– Create the ultimate screen with Snap view on Windows 8. Drag Twitter into the narrow side of the screen and slide in another favorite app. You can stream a live video while you watch the conversation about it unfold on Twitter. Then use the Share charm to join the discussion.
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