Twitter Brings its PWA to Windows 10 and the Microsoft Store

Posted on March 24, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Cloud, Windows 10 with 65 Comments

While Windows 10 version 1803 will bring many nice changes, support for PWAs—Progressive Web Apps—is one of the most eagerly-anticipated. The issue, so far, is that we’ve not seen any PWAs to speak of in the Microsoft Store.

But that’s changing. Concurrent with yesterday’s release of a near-final build of this next version of Windows, we finally have a great high-quality PWA in the Store.

I am referring, of course, to Twitter.

The social network previously foisted a poorly-written app on Windows 10 users, and it was never kept up-to-date with new features. But with the move to PWAs in Windows 10, Twitter users will finally be able to see the full Twitter experience and do so using the web app I’ve been using (via Chrome) since last year.

The PWA version of Twitter is excellent, and it’s updated regularly. And once you’re using Windows 10 version 1803, this will be the Twitter app you get from the Store. (Users of previous Windows 10 versions are stuck with the old version.)

There’s even version for ARM—which makes sense, since it relies on Microsoft Edge—so it won’t require emulation to run on Windows 10 on ARM.

You can download Twitter for Windows 10 from the Microsoft Store for free. If you use Twitter, I recommend it highly.


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