18 January 2019
Twitter for Android app is receiving a new update which brings two noteworthy features. The first one adds tweet client indicator to the app so that users can see the origin of any particular tweet. The second feature is related to video playback controls and makes it possible to fast forward or rewind video clips shared on the platform.
Starting with the tweet client indicator, it is the feature which will basically show which tweet client was used for sending a particular tweet. It will show a label like "Twitter for iPhone" and "Twitter for Android" for tweets sent using the official iPhone and Android app respectively. If the tweet is sent using a dedicated client like TweetDeck and Buffer, it will show its name accordingly. The indicator is visible on the right side of the tweet timestamp.
Next up, we have the tweet video playback control for fast-forwarding or rewinding a video. All one needs to do is to tap on the left or right side of the video for the rewind and fast forward respectively. Depending on the tap, it will skip the video by 10 seconds. This is definitely a handy feature as it will allow users to skip through long videos so that they can watch the part they are interested in.
It should be noted that while both features are being rolled out by Twitter, not everyone is seeing them at the moment. It is advised to keep your app updated to the latest version and keep checking to see when exactly these features become available on your device.
- Twitter | Android | Google Play Store, Free