Twitter on its blog announced the new versions of Twitter for iPhone in the App Store and Twitter for Android in Google Play — making it now easier to find out what’s happening on Twitter with improvements to “discover, search and notifications.”
Discover tab helps you find interesting and timely content that matters to you. “With this update, you can see Activity on Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android,” Twitter said.
“Activity is a stream of updates that shows which Tweets are favorited or retweeted by the people you follow and which accounts those people follow or add to lists. Activity appears below the redesigned stories in Discover. Now you can tap any story once to see Tweets about a particular trend or news article. You can then read the entire story or join the conversation by replying, retweeting or favoriting related Tweets,” Twitter adds.
Improvement to search brings you suggestions for different spellings and related terms for your queries, autocomplete for first and last names in the Connect tab, access to your most recent queries in the Discover tab, and the ability to jump directly to a user profile by tapping usernames in Connect.
The update also added push notifications for Interactions, so you can know immediately when your Tweets have been retweeted or favorited, or when somebody new follows your account. You can manage your push notifications settings to stay as connected as you’d like.
Twitter has also announced of upgrading to a new SSL Certificate that will be signed against the Verisign G3 root.
“The SSL Certificate for api.twitter.com is currently signed against the Verisign G2 Root CA certificate. Verisign (recently acquired by Symantec) is no longer issuing new certificates against the G2 root (it expires in 2019.) They are only currently issuing certificates against the Verisign G3 and G5 roots (for EV certificates). As the certificate for api.twitter.com is due to expire soon, we will be upgrading our servers with a new SSL Certificate that will be signed against the Verisign G3 root,” Twitter said.
To ensure proper SSL certificate verification across all of Twitter’s services, your software should include all Verisign and Digicert Root Certificates in its CAFile or other respective keystore. These are available from the respective vendors at:
- Digicert — https://www.digicert.com/digicert-root-certificates.htm
- Verisign — https://www.verisign.com/support/roots.html
For more guidelines on using SSL with the Twitter API, see this Guide to Connecting with SSL.