Twitter’s Revamped Mac App Lastly Arrives
As promised earlier this fall at Twitter’s developer convention Flight, the corporate’s lengthy-uncared for Mac software has been up to date at present with a number of latest options that put the app extra on par with Twitter’s different purposes for cellular and net. Particularly, the revamped Mac app now consists of help for issues like inline video playback, GIFs within the timeline, muting, group Direct Messages, “quoting” tweets, and extra. It additionally introduces the choice for a new, darker theme and a At this time Middle Widget which places Twitter highlights in your desktop.
And eventually, Twitter’s Mac app will now show “hearts” as an alternative of “stars” – reflecting the lately controversial shift within the terminology and iconography for Twitter’s favoriting mechanism.
Twitter four.zero, because the up to date app is numbered, isn’t only a assortment of added options, nevertheless – it additionally presents a brand new design, with modifications to its icons, buttons, and its interactions. Even the desktop icon has modified to a spherical icon from the prior sq.-ish one.
Twitter had not said when, exactly, the brand new Mac shopper would arrive on the time of its reveal this October, solely saying that it was due in a “few months.” That had many speculating that the up to date app would ship earlier than yr-finish. And simply within the nick of time, it did.
Many customers at the moment work together with Twitter on their desktop computer systems, which is why it was troublesome to see the Twitter Mac software languishing for therefore lengthy with no updates or enhancements. Nevertheless, that additionally allowed room for different rivals to realize traction on the desktop, together with fashionable third-celebration Twitter shopper Tweetbot, for instance.
One notable new function that seems to be lacking within the Twitter Mac app is help for polls. However at the least Twitter Mac customers beginning in the present day may have an app that doesn’t really feel as outdated as earlier than.