Introducing the Twitter App for Windows 8

Twitter for Windows 8 is now available in the Windows Store!

Twitter for Windows 8 brings you all the design, features and functionality of Twitter combined with the fast and fluid technology of Windows 8:

· The Discover (#) icon shows you new topics from people in your network and other information like Trends and Who to Follow suggestions.

· The Share charm makes it easier to tweet links, pictures and opinions to your followers from anywhere in Windows 8.

· Create the ultimate screen with Snap view on Windows 8. Drag Twitter into the narrow side of the screen and slide in another favorite app. You can stream a live video while you watch the conversation about it unfold on Twitter. Then use the Share charm to join the discussion.

While the design for Twitter for Windows 8 will seem familiar to anyone who has used the Twitter app for Windows Phone, the new Twitter app takes advantage of Windows 8 in some compelling ways, according to Windows blogger Brandon LeBlanc.

“First off – it has a Live Tile that allows you to quickly see who has replied to you on Twitter right from your Start screen and you’ll get notifications too for replies and direct messages,” he writes.

Head on over to the Windows Experience Blog to get the rest of the story.

Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog