Twitter now offers its microblogging and social networking service as a desktop application. Twitter for Windows 10 is suitable for active Twitter users that want to receive the latest updates from their local and international news outlets, celebrities, friends, family, and so on. You can also post updates or tweets yourself so that your followers know what’s on your mind or what’s you’re busy with. In addition to creating your own tweets, you can share other user’s tweets on your timeline. This is the official Twitter application for Windows 10 computers but it is also compatible with the Windows 8 operating system.
Twitter for Windows 10 offers the same functionality as the Twitter web app. The difference is that you can receive notifications while the program is running in the background. This means your timeline will automatically update when the Twitter users you follow post a new tweet. You will also receive a notification when a user follows you as well as heart, retweet, or replies to your post. This includes replies from users that you do not follow, that is, if you are a public account.
Owning a public Twitter account gives any user the ability to see and interact with your tweets as well as send you a private chat. A private Twitter users have complete control over their account, especially those that are able to see their tweets. Similar to accepting contacts or friends on other social networks, you will need to approve who follows you. They will be able to reply and share your tweet, but it will only be seen by your other followers. Tweets have a character limit of 280 characters.
You can add emphasis to your posts by adding a video, image, or GIFs. These still images or short-form media can support your statement or you can use it as a reaction image. Twitter has its own GIF search that allows you to type in a phrase, person, or feeling and shows you GIFs related to it. Twitter collaborated with Giphy and Riffsy so you are likely to find a GIF for any keyword. Videos, on the other hand, will be uploaded by you and it must be 140 seconds or less.
Twitter users can easily migrate to this desktop program as it has a similar layout to the web app. You will find several icons on your left-hand side which redirect you to different sections of the app. These allow you to navigate with ease as it only takes one click to go to your homepage, find trending hashtags or tweets, see your mentions or private messages, saved tweets, and so on. On your homepage, you can type a tweet, see worldwide trends, accounts that Twitter suggests you follow, and tweets from people you follow arranged chronologically.
Efficient way to receive updates
Twitter for Windows 10 is great for users that need real-time updates from other users. This is especially useful for people that want to keep up with breaking news. You can receive notifications on your Windows computer when an important outlet posts a developing story. With Twitter for desktop, you no longer have to worry about keeping Twitter’s tab open on your web browser nor will you keep returning to its webpage to refresh your timeline.