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May022018

Twitter PWA Adds Extended Character Limit Plus More On Windows 10

Twitter formally launched its new app for Windows 10 on Tuesday, which is built on open web standards.

The new app integrates Twitter Lite Progressive Web App (PWA) and is powered by Microsoft Edge engine in Windows 10 comes with support of features that people on micro blogging platform already love to, such as Explore tab, extended character limit in tweets, and an ability that let users bookmark tweets.

The app now optimised for the latest Windows 10 April 2018 Update also brings in support for unique Windows 10 features, including a refreshed look and feel with taskbar pinning, push notifications in Action Center and share integration with other Windows apps.

In addition, the updated app also brings in support for most of Windows native APIs in Windows 10, like jump links, pinned tiles and more. Additional features. like night mode will also become available soon.

A screen shot of the new Twitter app on Windows 10 april Update:

Twitter PWA app for Windows 10 April 2018 Update

The new app replaces previous Twitter’s Windows desktop and mobile apps launched back in 2015 is now available through Microsoft Store. Once you install the latest update, you will find several highly-requested features, including:

  • Extended character limit to 280 characters
    Access to the Explore tab to find topics relevant to your interests
    Ability to bookmark Tweets to be read later
    Improved accessibility for screen readers

With the new PWA apps’ availability in Microsoft Store, the company encourage users to update the app as soon as the April 2018 Update of the OS is installed. Because, the previous version is no more available, and starting on June 1st, the support of it will also end, stated twitter.

Available on Windows 10 PCs and tablets, you can download this app on your PC running the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

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