Twitter Launches New Android App for Tablets





new twitter android tablet app

Small business owners who need to keep up with social media on the go often have two kinds of mobile devices to choose from these days. That’s why the announcement of a new Twitter Android tablet app is so important.

On the official Twitter blog, Michael Ducker, Senior Product Manager explains:

While we’ve long offered a mobile app for Android users, we’ve not yet provided an app that is optimized for Android tablets –– until now.

The new Twitter app for tablets offers a whole new perspective Ducker calls a “landscape.” Tapping with a finger or stylus lets users open up additional levels for viewing extended tweets, photos, videos and article previews.

New Multi-Screen Feature

Among other features on the new app is multi-screen. It creates a split screen that lets you surf the Web, or stream music and video while checking Twitter.

A special widget also lets you see country specific breaking news, music, sports and photos to personalize the Twitter tablet experience, Ducker said.

The widget could also help entrepreneurs keep up with the latest news and information from their country and region.

Twitter Gets Graphic

Finally, the new app allows users to create graphics and actually draw on photos using instruments like the S-Pen stylus included with the new Galaxy Note 10.1.

new twitter android tablet app

At first the new app will be available only on the Galaxy Note 10.1, but Twitter says it will be rolling out to other devices soon.

Images: Twitter

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Joshua Sophy


Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is the Assistant Editor for Small Business Trends and the Head of Content Partnerships. A journalist with 20 years of experience in traditional and online media, Joshua got his start in the rough and tumble newspaper business of Pennsylvania's coal region. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and was 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. Thanks for this news tidbit, Joshua!

    My wife has an Android Tablet, and I can’t wait to sneak this new Twitter App onto it 🙂

    The Franchise King®

  2. I’m looking forward to playing with the new Twitter app on my HP Slatebook x2. I like the drawing aspect and multi-screen. It should be lots of fun.

    • Aira Bongco

      Me too. It’s about time they get graphic. After all, mobile phones and tablets is now all about pictures and less on words.

  3. I’ll give it a try. Would love to have a better Twitter experience on my Galaxy tablet.

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