In addition, users will also be able to read article summaries when they tap on tweets which link to publication sources the likes of The Atlantic
magazine, or view movies or photos if they expand tweets that link to websites such as Vimeo
. Twitter stated that the new expanded tweets experience will roll out gradually to web, iPhone
users.Enhanced search & push notification support
Besides the expanded tweets functionality, the firm also enhanced the search autocomplete feature of Twitter, allowing users to see more suggestions when they search for other Twitter users. You will still be able to perform these searches by using either real names or a Twitter handle (@username).
Another new feature of the latest mobile versions of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android is support for push notifications for tweets. Users can get notifications from people that they follow, indicating that a new tweet has been posted or retweeted by them. You turn these tweet push notifications on via the action button located on the profile of the user you are following.
In other social networking related news, Facebook recently acquired
facial recognition firm Face.com for an undisclosed amount.