Twitter releases Windows 10 Mobile app

It features the heavily requested dark-mode.


After losing a popular app earlier this week , Windows 10 Mobile gains another.

Microsoft announced on Wednesday the release of Twitter's Windows 10 Mobile app. It now works across the entire Windows 10 platform and could be seen as a boost for the struggling Windows Phone platform.

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"In Twitter for Windows 10 Mobile, we've added features that make content discovery, as well as both public and private sharing, more seamless than ever," Twitter wrote.

The app, built on Universal Windows Platform (UWP) to work across multiple screen sizes, features 140-character tweeting, Twitter Moments, group Direct Messages, Twitter video, and quote tweeting. After being heavily requested by desktop and tablet users, a dark-theme is available from the old Twitter for Windows phone app.

"When bringing the app to mobile phones we carefully considered each section of Twitter and how the user interaction translates from desktops and tablet," Microsoft wrote on its blog. "We found that 90% of the UI and interaction models could be shared from these devices to mobile phones, but there were places where we decided to make adjustments to optimize for each."

Microsoft is expected to roll out Windows 10 Mobile to select existing Windows 8 and 8.1 phones as early as this week -- what a timely release for the new mobile app. Of course, Microsoft's timetables could change.

The updated Twitter app for Windows 10 is available to download for free from the Windows Store.