Twitter (PWA) gets faster interface, birthday editing, loads of fixes

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Last covered here back in March, Twitter keeps on improving its Twitter PWA, most easily accessed on Windows 10 Mobile through the official UWP Store application, even if the code changes are all server-side. Still, Twitter gets smoother and more functional week by week - it's the flagship social network for W10M these days, I'd argue. Here's what's new, updated and fixed.

From the official release notes:


  • Design: Many users are seeing the new site and designs for the first time. Welcome! We hope you enjoy the faster experience. There’s lots of improvements coming every day!
  • Accessibility: Added a reduced-motion setting under Settings -> Accessibility. This will also respect reduced motion settings from your OS if set and supported.
  • Tweets: Quote Tweets can now be sent and consumed with additional media in them.
  • Profile: You can now set or update your birthday.


  • Display: The Font Size and Night Mode controls are now found under Settings -> Display
  • Errors: Improved the messaging and display around several errors
  • Errors: Improved the messaging and display when certain pages have no Tweets to show
  • Moments: Allow deletion of moments
  • Accessibility: The input fields for adding alt text to images now grows a bit more


  • Scrolling: Fixed going back to a page sometimes returning users to the wrong spot. The intent is that you should return to the Tweet you left the timeline from.
  • Emoji: The guitar emoji now has the proper number of strings and heads.
  • Windows: Emoji should now have more personal space when they are next to other emoji.
  • Windows: Fixed clicks frequently not registering and instead causing text selection.
  • Tweets: Consistently show more items in the Tweet activity pages (i.e. Likes + Retweets)
  • DMs: Media will now stop uploading when you cancel sending a DM.
  • DMs: Fixed issues where DMs would occasionally fail to send immediately after attaching media.
  • Profiles: Fixed a halo that would sometimes appear around avatar images
  • RTL: Icons should now come before the text in a few more places throughout the app

All good stuff and, in this case, implemented with no need to even head into the Microsoft Store to update the UWP app.

Here's the new version of Twitter in action on my IDOL 4 Pro:


Fast and smooth, with animations, slide-up/down header pane, hamburger menu, Twitter's PWA is exemplary. (If you're wondering what 'Promote Mode' is, then don't bother. It's where you pay Twitter $100 a month to artificially promote your tweets across its network!)


Under Profile, you can now edit and configure your date of birth (the one shown here is fake, obviously, ID fraudsters!)...


...and then set who can see the birthday and with a separate setting for birth year, so that ID fraud isn't made too easy! (right) the Settings have been reorganised slightly. There's now a 'text size' choice, with example tweet text, plus 'Dark mode' selection here in this one dialog.

No, there's still no DM 'push', and I'm not sure this will ever be possible under Windows 10 Mobile. But hey, once you're in the PWA it's becoming a fuller and fuller Twitter experience. 

You can grab or update the Twitter PWA-ified UWP client here in the Store

Enjoy the mode toggling, enjoy night mode, enjoy the 280 character compatibility and tweetstorm feature, enjoy the layout, text size options, and search functionality, this application now trumps third party options like Tweetium UWP because of recent Twitter changes which knocked push notifications on the head.

PS. See also my general round-up of ways to access Twitter under Windows 10 Mobile.