AppRaisin App Pick of the Week: Twitter for Windows 10

Posted on June 16, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Social, Windows Phones, Windows 10 with 0 Comments


The official Twitter app for Windows 10 was recently updated with support for polls and the ability to disable video autoplay. Twitter is this week’s top-rated AppRaisin app pick of the week.

Note: AppRaisin is a social Windows app news service where a Windows enthusiasts decide which app and game news deserve to get the most attention from the wider community. AppRaisin is a product of AdDuplex, a leading cross-promotion network for Windows apps. You can download AppRaisin from the Windows Store.

As you may know, Twitter released its official app for Windows 10 on July 29, 2015, the same day that Windows 10 shipped. It followed that up with a release for Windows 10 Mobile in March 2016, which non-coincidentally was about the time Windows 10 Mobile actually shipped as well.

The app has always offered a pretty and simple UWP experience, and Twitter has done a decent (if not great) job of keeping up with newly added service features, such as Moments, Twitter’s news feed.

AppRaisin App Pick of the Week: Twitter for Windows 10

Twitter Moments

With the most recent update, Twitter for Windows 10 picks up two useful new features:

Polls. This feature debuted on the web and popular mobile platform way back in late 2015. “If you want the public’s opinion on anything — what to name your dog, who will win tonight’s game, which election issue people care most about — there’s no better place to get answers than on Twitter,” Twitter explains. “For poll creators, it’s a new way to engage with Twitter’s massive audience and understand exactly what people think. For those participating, it’s a very easy way to make your voice heard.” Polls are available via a new button in the New Tweet UI.

You can now create a poll from within the ap

You can now create a poll from within the ap

Video auto-play disabled. The original AppRaisin post says that you have the ability to disable video auto-play, but from what I can see, video auto-display is simply disabled. Which is exactly as it should be.

You can download Twitter for Windows 10 from the Windows Store.

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