Twitter for Mac Gets Major Update With Revamped Design, New Features

Twitter for Mac today received its most significant upgrade since 2013, introducing a range of new features to bring the Mac app in line with the iOS and web experiences. Twitter for Mac 4.0 includes an updated design with improvements to icons, buttons, and interactions, and it brings a new dark theme to change the background from white to black.

Along with a new look, Twitter for Mac is gaining several new features like inline video playback, GIF support, Group Direct Messages, a mute option, and the ability to quote tweets. All of these features have previously been available within the Twitter iOS app and on the web. Today's update also includes a new Today Center Widget for viewing Twitter highlights in the Apple Notification Center on the Mac.

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Don't call it a comeback!

Twitter for Mac is getting the update you've been asking for. Now it looks and feels more like the Twitter you carry with you everyday. We've built in some of the most-requested features so your Twitter for Mac experience combines what you love about Twitter with the elegance you expect on a Mac. Here's what we've added:

- Inline video playback - You'll see videos play directly in your feed.
- GIFs support - See animations without leaving your timeline.
- Group Direct Messages - Create and receive private notes with up to 50 people.
- Mute - Silence specific accounts so you no longer see them in your feed.
- Today Center Widget - Get your Twitter Highlights right on your desktop.
- Dark Theme - Now you can see the world in black or white.
- Updated design - Get the latest improvements to icons, buttons, and interactions.
- Quote Tweet - Add your two cents to any Retweet.
The Mac Twitter app received a minor update in August of 2015, but beyond that, the app has gone untouched since 2014. The last major version update ahead of today's refresh was introduced in December of 2013.

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


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21 weeks ago
I've never understood how or why Twitter is so vital to people's lives... Sometimes I feel like an old man.
Rating: 10 Votes
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21 weeks ago
No ios-mac sync and no option add to reading list.....pass.
Rating: 6 Votes
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21 weeks ago
Still no cross-device sync. I'll stick with Echofon I guess.
Rating: 4 Votes
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21 weeks ago
WHY IS THE SIDEBAR SO FREAKING WIDE??!?

*switches back to TweetBot*
Rating: 4 Votes
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21 weeks ago
It looks like Tweetbot with a Twitter skin on it. From the screenshot anyway
Rating: 4 Votes
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21 weeks ago
Great. First Twitter was updated and blocked installs on OS X 10.6.

Now it's been updated to block installs on OS X 10.7.

You must have a system capable of running the latest OS X in order to install a simple Twitter application.
Rating: 4 Votes
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21 weeks ago

"No cross device sync!"
That's what I'm seeing in this thread.

Why the hell do you people think it's necessary?

It is constantly in sync, as the data is fetched from the same source.
Resyncing everything is as simple as refreshing the feed.

But hey, I guess you're too lazy to do that now, are you?

Hey quick shot, we know how Twitter works. :p

Cross-device sync means that you sync the position you left off reading on another device, sort of like a bookmark (in the traditional sense of position, not in the internet browser sense of which book you're in)

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Rating: 3 Votes
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21 weeks ago

Great. First Twitter was updated and blocked installs on OS X 10.6.

Now it's been updated to block installs on OS X 10.7.

You must have a system capable of running the latest OS X in order to install a simple Twitter application.


Maybe you should update.
Rating: 3 Votes
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21 weeks ago

No ios-mac sync and no option add to reading list.....pass.

Good God! Their Mac development team must work from 12 to noon...

Such a glaring, obvious omission.

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21 weeks ago

Oh, okay. Don't really see the point of that though.
I like to see the latest tweets on my device.

Something like that would irritate me if it were implemented and enabled by default.
All that scrolling just to stay up-to-date with the feed? No thanks.

Guess this depends a lot on how you use Twitter.

Some use it to just see what's going on right about now, some like to catch up, some have a mixed use pattern.

Also, keep in mind that this synching works in lists and per user, so you may have those lists or users where new tweets are way less frequent, but you want to be sure not to miss any for whatever reason.

Long story short: use pattern dictates the needed features as so often. :)

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