App - Twitter
Category: Social
Cost: FREE
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By Twitter, Inc.


That little blue bird is now synonymous with quick bursts of 140 character pieces of information. The microblogging Twitter mobile app allows you to access your tweets, direct messages, retweets and followers easily on any mobile device. While it doesn't boast as many fancy features as other Twitter clients do, the Twitter app is solid in its simplicity.

The Recapp Rating
4/5 Stars
  • Amazon App Store:
    4.4/5 Stars
  • iTunes App Store:
    3.5/5 Stars
  • Google Play:
    3.9/5 Stars
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Who knew Twitter would become so popular when it made its debut at the 2007 SXSW Conference? (That was eons ago!) The micro-blogging social startup was fueled by the fire of SXSW and is now a well-established household name. The Twitter app allows you to follow your interests and develop new ones with a mobile version of the social-networking mogul.

We love the app, because it’s easy to obtain short and quick bursts of information from individuals or brands that you actually care about. Twitter boasts real-time search capabilities, trending topics and, of course, tweeting.

The concept and design of the app is simple for acute social users such as ourselves, but it’s also easy to use as a novice. You can scroll up and down to review your Twitter feed, or tap on one of the options in the bottom navigation bar. You can also follow or unfollow someone, send a direct message, reply and retweet with the tap of a finger.

The Twitter mobile app gives you everything you’re looking for with a clean, organized user interface. The navigation bar is divided up into three sections: Home allows you to access your Twitter feed; Discover boasts trending topics and top stories (meaning who followed who and what tweets received a lot of attention); and Activity shows a feed including the updates of everyone you follow.

You can explore the other nooks and crannies of the app to find more Twitter goodness. Check out Timelines to see your personal feed, while the Notifications section lets you see who has favorited, retweeted or followed you. The Messages section holds any private conversations between you and other users. You can also view your own Twitter account page where you can access your tweets, direct messages, lists, saved searches, followers and more. You can also update your settings, including your profile picture and notification alerts.

The app also has a built-in web browser, so when you click on links in tweets, you won’t have to exit the app to read the content or watch the video. The Twitter app is handy for all of your Twitter-related needs.

While this is a no-frills way to use Twitter, you still get some cool functions, like the ability to include photos from your phone in your Twitter updates (and even edit them in-app) or add GPS location tracking to them. The Twitter mobile app is stable and useful—everything you could ever really need with your own Twitter profile.

We love Twitter, which is why we also love to use other Twitter clients such as Tweetbot or Tweetcaster. (We even got to interview an app developer of Tweetcaster, so check it out!)

For more ratings on this app's security, battery consumption and data usage, check out Verizon's Android App Reviews.

Reviewed: Mar 06, 2014 |

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