Twitter announced today that it now has an app specifically optimized for Android tablets.
“The landscape view fills your screen with Tweets, conversations, Trends, accounts to follow and more,” says senior product manager Michael Ducker. “With a single tap, Tweets expand on the right side to show photos, videos and article previews. Dive deeper with another tap to see photos, play videos or read links from the web in fullscreen mode.”
The app will be available on Samsung tablets first, starting with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1-2014 Edition today. It will then become available for other Android tablets by the end of the year.
The app (at least on Samsung devices) will have a new multi-screen view that lets you run Twitter simultaneously with other apps, so you can browse tweets while you’re doing other things.
There’s also a widget that accompanies the app, letting you engage with Tweets, photos and videos without opening the app.
“You can now use Twitter as your canvas to create and tweet colorful illustrations, or you can also draw directly on photos from your photo gallery and share them,” says Ducker. “The ability to doodle also works with the S-Pen, which is available on the Galaxy Note 10.1-2014 Edition.”
Remember when tweets were just 140 characters of text?