Windows 8 Gets New Twitter App

Twitter released details of a new app for Windows 8 yesterday. While the app is capable of running on any Windows 8 device, Twitter chose to highlight the app's features in a video showing the software in action on a Windows 8-powered Surface Pro tablet.

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) sold out of its initial shipment of the Surface Pro -- a full-featured tab based on Intel chips -- after seeing surprising demand for the lighter weight Windows RT version based on ARM Holdings' processor designs.

Twitter says its new app takes advantage of unique Windows 8 features, including "Snap View," which allows users to attach Twitter as a sidebar to any other app. It also offers a "Share charm" in which users can "swipe from the right edge of Windows 8 and then choose the Share charm to share content from any app, such as a photo or news article, to Twitter." Users can get the app from Microsoft's Windows Store in any of 22 languages.

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  • Report this Comment On March 14, 2013, at 1:15 PM, NoWindows8LockIn wrote:

    "...after seeing surprising demand for the lighter weight Windows RT version based on ARM Holdings' processor designs."

    It was surprising, alright. Microsoft was surprised that hardly anyone was interested in their product.

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