19 March 2019
Twitter has released its official prototype app Twttr for selected iOS users around the world. The aim of the app is to help the team experiment with new features and designs before going for a public release. The name of the app is a throwback to platform's original name which was changed to now known Twitter after six months.
The Twttr app was initially showcased at this year's CES event and has now been made available to a wider audience. In its current state, it features a new design for conversation threads on the platform. It shows replies to any conversation in the form of color-coded chat bubbles like various messaging apps. These colors help in differentiating among replies, especially if you are interested in only a particular user(s).
Since it is an experimental app, one should expect Twitter to release more features with the goal of implementing at least some of them on the main app. If you are wondering how you can get Twttr app access, the process is pretty much similar to joining any other beta testing program.
There is a dedicated Twttr application form (linked below) where you will need to enter a few details. These include your name, Twitter handle, and the device on which you use Twitter the most. The form is available for everyone around the world to fill and submit but only a few selected users will get to access to the app. If you happen to be one of those, you will receive an email from the team with the link to download the app. It is currently being released only for iOS users but Android availability is also expected to happen in the near future.