TWITTER Posts on XDA

Official Twitter app for Android adds a new bottom navigation bar

Twitter's Android app has always offered a navigation bar for switching between the Feed, Search, Notifications, and Direct Messages. Traditionally, like almost every other app, it was placed at the top of the screen. But, after Google introduced a bottom navigation bar in Material Design guidelines, many apps have switched. Today, Twitter joined the party,...

PSA: Change your Twitter passwords now

If you needed another reminder to frequently update your passwords, Twitter has you covered. The social network has revealed that a bug caused the platform to store passwords unmasked in an internal log. That means passwords were stored unprotected in plain text and could have potentially been stolen. You should change your password just in...

[Update: Delaying deadline] Twitter’s crackdown on third-party clients continues as key features will disappear in June

When Twitter was a shiny new social network it had a great relationship with developers. 3rd-party Twitter apps were some of the most popular apps when Android was a new platform. Names like Swift and Twidroyd were at the top of the charts. As the social network has grown and become more mainstream, they have...

[Hands on] ‘Reply’ brings Smart Replies to Twitter, Hangouts, Android Messages, Facebook Messenger, and more

Last week, we heard about an interesting new application that is in development. Called 'Reply,' the app was made by Googlers from Area 120, an experimental division within Google. The app aims to bring smart reply functionality to chat/messaging apps that currently do not have it, such as Twitter, Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Slack, Whatsapp,...

Twitter Introduces Serial: an Open Source Library for Serialization

UI smoothness in Android is something that gets brought up from time to time as it can be really easy for the average user to notice what is commonly referred to as jank. This is quite often noticed when scrolling through a list of items and Twitter noticed that serializing and deserializing data both to and...

Enable Twitter’s Hidden Tweetstorm and 280 Character Tweets with Xposed

Here at XDA, we've shown you how to unlock hidden functionality within applications on numerous occasions, such as with Facebook Messenger internals or Google Allo secret features. Today we're here to share how to access more hidden features— including Twitter's upcoming "Tweetstorm" feature! A tweetstorm is a series of tweets posted in rapid succession by the...

Twitter is Testing a 280 Character Limit for Tweets

Cramming all of your thoughts into a short Tweet can be difficult to do. We usually end up erasing a word or two, shortening some sentences, abbreviating some words, or simply not sending the tweet at all once it loses the original meaning. This is because Twitter has a 140-character limit for tweets. While the...

Aquila Messenger is a Messaging Application for Twitter

A lot of people use Twitter to see the latest tweets from people and brands they follow, but some actually just use it to message their friends. So XDA Junior Member john.rees has put together an application called Aquila Messenger that does exactly that. The application focuses on providing you a colorful messaging application for Twitter that...

Twitter Launches Twitter Lite: Lighter (Mobile) Web App for Faster Performance and Minimal Data Consumption

One of the biggest social media players,Twitter, has launched a new version of its site designed for less-reliable mobile devices. In order to get help specific segments of its userbase, Twitter made a lite version of the service. Twitter Lite users will not have to worry about their data cap, internal storage or slow connections.T...

Twitter No Longer Counts Usernames In Replies Against 140 Limit

Twitter has been trying to figure out ways to maximize its 140 character limit for tweets since last year. The company earlier said that it had been working on new ways to let users express more without raising 140 character limit. As such, Twitter has already stopped counting media files such as links, polls, GIFs, photos, videos...

[Infographic] How The XDA Community Views Phone Costs, Screen Size, Storage Space, and More

The XDA community is almost never satisfied with at least one aspect of their phones and rightly so! We asked you a whole range of questions to find out how the community thinks and feels about their phones and surprisingly, the results revealed that users do not necessarily want higher specs just for the sake of it,...

Marketing Apps/ROMs Through XDA — It Makes More of a Difference Than You’d Think

When it comes to your app no matter how good it is, or how many downloads you have had, marketing your app correctly can only ever help your cause. It isn't a complicated process and even a few minor things can make a big difference. So without further ado, let's dive right in. Forums Posting to the forums...