Twitter releases Windows 8 app

Today Twitter is finally releasing an app for Windows 8, that they say "makes it easier than ever to share and discover content on Windows 8 devices". As well as all the regular Twitter features such as discover, direct messages, mentions and lists, the app comes with:

  • Snap view: Use another app alongside Twitter. Snap Twitter into the left or right side of the screen and then start using another app. You’ll be able to keep up with the conversations that are happening on Twitter while you watch a streaming video or read a news story. With snap view, you can adjust the size of the app to one-third, two-thirds or full screen.
  • Photos: Large and center. With an all-new landscape view, not only can you view a larger version of individual photos, but you can also swipe horizontally to view multiple photos in the Discover tab or a user’s profile. Tap a photo to view it in full screen, which showcases large photos in the center of the screen, or view the photo gallery from your favorite users. Share charm: Tweet from any app, at any time. Simply swipe from the right edge of Windows 8 and then choose the Share charm to share content from any app, such as a photo or news article, to Twitter.
  • Search charm: Search when you’re inspired. Similar to the Share charm, the Search charm makes it easy to find an account or see Tweets using a certain hashtag. Just swipe from the right edge of Windows 8 from any app and select the Search charm.
  • Live Tiles and notifications: Don’t miss a beat. Keep up with what’s happening on Twitter using the Twitter Live Tiles and notifications, which show no matter which app you’re running.

Users of Windows 8 should be very happy with this release as the only choice up to now have been apps that have or will be soon running out of Twitter tokens.

The UI of Twitter for Windows 8 looks beautiful, its fully featured and has support for more than 20 languages. You can grab it right now on Windows Store.