Twitter’s Windows 8 app shaping up with real features

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If there’s one thing that can’t be denied, it’s that Windows 8’s Start Screen apps are often devoid of actual usable functionality. Some apps offer just a simplified experience, hamstrung by Microsoft’s silly user interface guidelines.

But Twitter won’t let mere rules stand in its way. It’s just updated the Twitter app for Windows 8, finally bringing some crucial features seen on its other platforms. It’s now possible to log in using multiple Twitter accounts, using the Windows 8 app. Great for power users, or those who administrate multiple social accounts in their line of work.

Some Windows 8 magic’s also been included. Individual users, or lists of users, can be pinned to the start screen. That way it’ll be possible to have a tile to click straight through to the tweets of an individual. Slowly, but surely, things will become more usable on Windows 8’s maligned full-screen start menu.

Christo van Gemert

Christo van Gemert

Eleven years ago Christo started writing about technology for one of South Africa's (then) leading computer magazines. His first review? A Samsung LCD monitor. Hey, it was hot news, back then. Nowadays he gets more excited about photography, cars, game consoles, and faster internet connections. He's sort of an Apple fan, but will take any opportunity to remind you about his Windows-powered home theatre PC and desire to own a vanilla Android tablet.   Currently uses: Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display, Apple iPhone 5, Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000, Audiofly AF78 Earphones, Xbox 360, Nikon D50.

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