Twitter update syncs direct messages across devices

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Twitter LogoTwitter has announced several improvements to its iOS and Mac apps. Topping the list of new features is the synching of direct messages (DM) across all devices where you access your Twitter accounts. This means that when you read a DM on your iPhone, it will now be marked as read when you open your Twitter account on your browser, desktop app or tablet.

For the Twitter iOS app, when searching for people, Twitter will now display expanded user results showing full bio. This helps you find a person’s Twitter account faster and more accurately. Additionally, by a simple swipe to the left, Twitter will display similar accounts, allowing you to discover other Twitter accounts that may also be of interest to you. And if this is not enough, the updated Twitter app also now has a new in-app indicator in search results that shows you when new tweets for your query are posted.

Unique to Twitter for iPhone is the built-in Tweet composer that appears when you tap to see details about a Tweet. There’s also now a new “people button” that appears on the navigation bar similar to what was introduced in Twitter for Android. This people button shows a list of icons that maybe of interest to you.

Finally, on Twitter for Mac, the Connect tab now has interactions which will let you see favorites, retweets and mentions similar to Twitter on the web and mobile apps. Twitter for Mac now also supports six additional languages: Danish, Filipino, Finnish, Norwegian, Thai and Swedish.

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