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Karlston posted a topic in Mobile NewsFaulty update causes Twitter app to crash – here's how to fix it The latest version of the app crashes upon opening Twitter is advising Android users to hold off updating to the latest version of its app after it was found to be liable to crashing. Many users discovered that the latest version of the Twitter app (version 8.28) crashed as soon as it is opened. With large numbers of Android users having their devices configured to automatically update apps, the crash-bug could affect a lot of people. Twitter is working on a fix at the moment, but there is no indication of when a working version of the app update will be released. The company has not said anything about the cause of the problem, nor suggested an official workaround. Twitter issued a warning to Android users in a tweet sent via its support account: Avoiding the problem Although Twitter has not offered any advice about how to either fix the problem, or avoid the update, it is quite easy to do. In the Google Play Store, locate Twitter page, tap the three-dot menu to the upper right of the screen and uncheck the Enable auto-update option. If you have already installed the update, Android Police has some advice for you. You can clear Twitter's Storage and Cache in the Apps section of Settings. You can then download the previous version of the Twitter app (version 8.24.1) from APK Mirror. Source: Faulty update causes Twitter app to crash – here's how to fix it (TechRadar)
Karlston posted a topic in Software NewsTwitter launches new macOS app leveraging Project Catalyst It's been nearly two years since Twitter decided to pull support and availability of its app from the Mac App Store in a move that the company said would see it "focusing our efforts on a great Twitter experience that's consistent across platforms". Since then, we have seen Twitter turn its attention to its Progressive Web App (PWA), including a new experience for desktop users visiting the website. However, thanks to Project Catalyst, iOS apps can now be ported over to macOS, although the process is not easy according to reported feedback from developers. While Netflix is believed to have passed on using Catalyst to port its iOS app, Twitter announced back in June that it would be bringing back Twitter for Mac using Project Catalyst for macOS Catalina. Now, for those who have been waiting for an official Twitter client for macOS to return, that day has come. In its prior announcement, the company said: "The new Twitter for Mac app will use our existing iOS codebase, rather than being built from a separate codebase, following the same successful strategy we've used with Web to expand our supported clients. By supporting key Mac-specific behaviors on top of our iOS code, we will be able to maintain feature parity across our iOS and Mac apps with relatively low long term maintenance costs." The app also includes support for Dark Mode and will toggle based on the setting currently applied in the operating system settings and should present a similar user interface for those who have previously used the Twitter app on iPad. If you're keen to download the Twitter for Mac app right now, you can download it from the App Store here at no charge but it may still be deploying to regional Mac App Stores as of the time of writing. Source: Twitter launches new macOS app leveraging Project Catalyst (Neowin)
The AchieVer posted a topic in Software NewsWindows 10 Twitter app gets a revamped menu in new update The official Twitter app for Windows 10 devices made a pretty significant change today when it completely revamped its main menu on the left side of the screen. Previously, the Twitter app would feature the user’s avatar at the top of the menu which could be clicked at any time to navigate to their profile. This link has now been moved to the near-bottom of the menu and has been replaced with the Twitter bird icon which goes to the main timeline. A new ellipsis icon has also been added to the menu. This opens up the app’s settings screen. It’s unclear if anything else has been changed as no new release notes have been posted. It’s likely that this change was simply pushed out to the app and official release notes will be posted at a later date after more changes have been made. Previous Twitter updates added support for multiple accounts and the new quote-tweet gif feature. Do you like this change to the Windows 10 Twitter app? Let us know why or why not in the comments below and then follow us on Twitter for more Windows news. Source
The AchieVer posted a topic in Software NewsThe official Twitter app for Windows 10 devices updated last week with a host of improvements but two other changes appear to have been made to it since then. Over the last few days, the Twitter app gained a new emoji picker within the compose box (see above image). When clicked on, this emoji picker opens and users can now scroll through and select an emoji to use. In addition to the emoji picker, the Windows 10 Twitter app now displays whether a user has already been added to a list by displaying a blue checkmark next to list names during the “Add to list” process. Previously, there was no way to tell if a user had already been added to a list without manually scrolling through all list members one-by-one-beforehand. Other Twitter apps have had this basic feature for a while now so it’s good to see it finally come to Windows 10 users. Have you noticed any other changes with the Windows 10 Twitter app recently? source