Twitter for Mac Gains Updated Design With Photo Previews and Revamped Profiles

Thursday December 12, 2013 11:22 AM PST by Juli Clover
Twitter for Mac was today updated to version 3.0, adding several new features plus a revamped look and feel to bring it more in line with the Twitter for iOS app.

The app has gained display previews for Twitter photos, along with a detailed view for Tweets that offers photos, other Tweets in the conversation, and favorite and retweet counts. Profiles have also gained a new look, with a profile banner header that includes more detailed information on each user.

This release comes with a number of enhancements and changes.

More visual and engaging timelines
- Previews of Twitter photos will be front and center in Tweets. To see more of the photo, just click. If you want to disable previews, just go to preferences and uncheck "image previews."

Get more from Tweets
- Check out the tweet detail pane to see the conversation around a tweet as well as favorite and retweet counts.

Beautiful profiles
- Profiles now show header photos to display the unique personality of every user. Learn more about them by seeing who they follow and are followed by, their lists, and their custom timelines.

Updated design
- We’ve refreshed the overall look and feel of the app.
Prior to today's update, Twitter for Mac's last major update was in April of 2013 to add Retina support and improvements to photo sharing. Before that, the app went without an update for nearly two years.

Twitter for Mac can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. [Direct Link]

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12 months ago
You'll have to pry TweetBot out of my cold dead hands.
Rating: 4 Votes
12 months ago
I was just wondering when they were gonna update the Mac app. Sweet!

Twitter has gotten so much better with its official clients.
Rating: 3 Votes
12 months ago
Long overdue update for the Mac.
Rating: 2 Votes
12 months ago

One question: Does it have ads, (ahem), I mean, promoted tweets?

No issues with promoted tweets here, they've been very useful for me.

I'm glad they changed that awful 3d icon but the app itself still looks like **** compared to tweetbot.
Rating: 1 Votes
12 months ago
So far so good. Liking the new update and redesign. Now it's more on par with it's iPhone counterpart.

Now how about finish up the work and give the iPad version the same treatment?
Rating: 1 Votes
12 months ago
i remember when twitter bought tweetie from atebits and said they would cease updates.

i have been using it since before those days and always loved it for how simple and clean it is - perfect for personal use.

i am thankful twitter has decided that it was important to continue to update the app.
Rating: 1 Votes
12 months ago
Nice update.
Rating: 1 Votes

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