Are you using Twitter for Windows 8?
There was no official Twitter client for Windows 8 until a few days ago. Twitter has recently released the official Twitter app for Windows 8. There were couple of other Twitter clients for Windows 8, which were developed by various organizations but this one is right from Twitter’s stable. Twitter has finally realized that they need to develop and release a client/app for Windows 8 platform now that many people are on and using Windows 8. Here are a few important features of this official Twitter app for Windows 8.
Once you download and install the app from Windows Store, you need to open the app and login with your Twitter login credentials. If you do not have Twitter account, you need one for sure. World is moving towards micro blogging and Twitter is the best place to do it. So, you need to create an account on Twitter if you don’t have one and then you need to use those credentials on Twitter app on Windows 8 to start using the app. This is for the first time, from the second time, you can close the app and it will run in the background, and notifications would be displayed to you on your screen on a real-time basis.
If you are familiar with the interface of Twitter, you would see all the regular options that you’d find on the website on the app. A familiar timeline would be displayed with tweets from the people you follow on Twitter. You have different columns here on the app. Home is your timeline. Here you’d see the tweets from people you follow. Connect is basically the column where you can see all your interaction with people on Twitter. ‘Mentions’, ‘Retweets’, and ‘Favorites’ are the three kinds of interactions that are displayed on this column. The ‘#Discover’ column is where you can see what’s happening in the world, through tweets.
Other features and settings
The best thing about this app is the photo grid that’s not present in the web interface. Twitter had a photo grid on their website but has removed that feature recently. Now the photo grid makes an appearance in this app. When you’re on someone’s profile, all the pictures that they’ve uploaded/linked on Twitter would be displayed in a grid format and the display looks really good and you need to open picture manually, they are displayed on the screen and you just have to scroll. This app is also neatly integrated with the Charms menu in Windows 8 so sharing something on Twitter is much easier now.