Twitter has been busy lately rolling out new features and one key area was fighting abuse or trolls,Twitters native BLOCK feature is pretty useless and anyone can still see tweets from those who are blocked,You can be either sent links,see re-tweets,logout or just use another client which lacks functionality one such as echofone for example and you will see what I mean,this has been long known and if Twitter was to actually work on a decent block feature it would solve many issues…

Twitter has now given new looks to the Mac app which is good to see,however the official app on Android and Windows needs work, The official app on Android is a mess and especially when you get the latest droid the app fails to work,fails to allow you to set your preferences and notifications do not work,they do show an icon of your mentions be it 3/5/100 on your mention tab which is pointless when you are not notified plus you cant see who has quoted you either..COME ON LADS…..

Anyway onto the Mac app what is new…

• Inline video playback – You’ll see videos play directly in your feed.
• GIFs support – See animations without leaving your timeline.
• Group Direct Messages – Create and receive private notes with up to 50 people.
• Mute – Silence specific accounts so you no longer see them in your feed.
• Today Center Widget – Get your Twitter Highlights right on your desktop.
• Dark Theme – Now you can see the world in black or white.
• Updated design – Get the latest improvements to icons, buttons, and interactions.
• Quote Tweet – Add your two cents to any Retweet.

Download on Mac 


By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.