Twitter updates Android app with Material Design

Twitter today updated its Android app, giving it a big refresh and aligning it more with Google’s Material Design practices.

New Features

  • Tab bar at the top of the screen with swipe functionality so you can quickly move between your Home timeline, Notifications, Direct Messages, and more
  • Navigation menu that slides out from the side for access to your profile, Highlights, lists, the Connect tab, and settings
  • New floating action button so you can always easily send a Tweet

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The new update is rolling out today, so keep an eye out in the Google Play Store. Some users may have already seen the new changes as Twitter has been testing the changes with Twitter beta users.

With the update, it’s easier to navigate through the different sections of the app – letting you swipe between your feed, Moments, notifications and direct messages. The icons for each of these sections are bigger. As per Material Design, the update brings a new floating Tweet button on the bottom right corner of the screen. This button will be accessible from most screens within the app.