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Twitter Releases App Update, Profile Redesign

3:15 PM, Sep 18, 2012   |    comments
Twitter's updated iPad app has a new interface and a photo stream. (Twitter)
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McLean, VA (written by Julia Ryan/USA Today) -- Twitter unveiled new updates for its iPad, iPhone and Android apps on the company's blog earlier today, with new profile pages and a new interface on the iPad.

Profile pages on all three apps now have a space for header photos, similar to Facebook's cover photo. Header photos uploaded on a mobile device or tablet will also show up in the web version of a user's Twitter page. NBC's Today Show has updated its Twitter page with a cover photo after Twitter CEO Dick Costolo appeared on the show to announce the changes.

iPhone and iPad users will now be able to swipe left and right through a Twitter account's photo stream, and tap a selected photo to view it in fullscreen mode. Android users can use pinch-and-zoom to get a closer look at thumbnail images in a Twitter page's photo stream.

The iPad app was "rebuilt from the ground up to make it fast, beautiful and easy to use," Twitter Product Manager Sung Hu Kim says in a blog post. The iPad app now has the same interface as the iPhone app and many of the features previously built into the iPhone app, including a "Connect" page for mentions and retweets and a "Discover" page for popular news stories and trending topics. iPad users can also tap to see photos, links and videos in fullscreen mode.

The iPad, iPhone and Android apps are available for download at twitter.com/download.

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