Use Twitter on a Mac? There’s an Enhanced App

Twitter has millions of users, but for people running Mac computers, the social network has had some limitations.

Twitter recently announced  enhancements for Mac users that should make the social network more engaging for this important group, too.

As we’ve been reporting, Twitter remains one of the top online ways to reach potential customers and stay in contact with current ones. The update for Mac users is now available in the Mac App Store for free.

Along with several visual and composition enhancements, Twitter announced Thursday that its Mac App will allow a user to manage multiple accounts, view multiple timelines and use some new keyboard shortcuts. Managing multiple accounts is a vital feature for Twitter users, especially business owners who can manage their personal, business and perhaps a special promotional account from a single app.

A new Tweet box will feature a camera icon that allows a Mac user to select a photo to share through Twitter. Mac users can still continue to drag-and-drop their photos into the Tweet compose area.

Twitter now supports Mac’s retina display, a feature the social network says will enhance the experience for Mac users¬† by creating “more vivid Tweets.”

Twitter Tech Lead, Ben Sandofsky, also reports that Twitter for Mac will support 14 additional languages. Along with English, Twitter for Mac will now support Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese and Turkish.

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Joshua Sophy - Assistant Editor

Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is the Assistant Editor for Small Business Trends and the Head of Content Partnerships. A journalist with 17 years of experience in traditional and online media, Joshua got his start in the newspaper business in Pennsylvania. His experience includes being a beat reporter covering daily news. He eventually founded his own local newspaper, the Pottsville Free Press, covering his hometown. Joshua supervises the day-to-day operations of Small Business Trends' busy editorial department including the editorial calendar and outgoing assignments.

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  1. Anita Campbell

    Hi Josh,

    Interesting … I wish they’d work on the Android app, however. On my Google Nexus tablet it insists on using the mobile version of Twitter, and won’t let me switch to the full Twitter view (even though it’s a 10-inch tablet). But I can’t seem to do half the things with the mobile as I can with the regular site. It’s very limited.

    Oh well…


  2. Jennifer @ Outright

    Thanks for the update! I confess I mostly ignore the Mac App store, but I’ve been looking for a way to really differentiate my business and hobby Twitter accounts so I’m giving this a try for my genealogy blogging life. Thanks!

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