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Twitter updates its app for Windows Phone, bringing more polish and features

Twitter Windows Phone

Twitter today has pushed out another update for their Windows Phone app, sort of making it "feature complete" from their view. That doesn't mean new features and bug fixes won't come along, just that the latest version completes their big re-write of the app that has been welcomed by many on our platform.

The big changes with Twitter 2.2 are the following:

  • Supports translations of foreign language tweets
  • Various bug fixes

You can download Twitter here from the Windows Phone Store.

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Twitter updates its app for Windows Phone, bringing more polish and features

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why it doesnt work for me? i can see translation when viewing tweet on my pc, but doesnt work on phone although i've update it

No, it's Microsoft's developer conference. It is by no means exclusive to Windows.
 
Ballmer screwed up by pre-empting big news for Windows Phone when there was none, except for preannounced Sprint devices, which matter to about 0.1% of the world.

I can't imagine it doesn't support portuguese.  Where did you buy your phone?
 
Unlocked phones have over a hundred languages available (display language). My AT&T phone only has 5, but luckily the one i want (traditional chinese). Your carrier may have limited the language selection for whatever reason.
 
Actually i just checked my phone and it has Portuguese (Brasil).

Woo hoo! Translated foreign language tweets. Cool! Always wanted this feature to be a part of twitter - either a translation option or a block option for foreign language tweets

This is awesome, but I'm confused as to why i can "Quote Tweet" on my phone but not on my PC...did I miss something?

True. Quote retweet is only on the phone. You can install an extension for the PC browser to allow Quote Retweet as I did. 
 

I noticed that if I reply to somebody's tweet, and then open my tweet that shows up in my feed, I cannot scroll up to see the original tweet that I had replied to, which is very weird. Why can't I see the conversation? Anybody else seeing this?

Yeah, that's true...Atleast they can put blue ribbon on top like android, 1/3rd part is taken up by black color, that doesn't look cute. Some aesthetic changes needed at that part.

Darn, Twitter still doesn't work properly on 7.8, adding images usually makes it impossible to send the tweet (sorry an error occurred or sth like that). Would be nice to have even basic functionality in an app like that...but sigh, no.

I wonder if this fixes the bug where Twitter is sending me toasts from facebook-notifications.

I haven't updated, but I hope they've added the ability to long touch and save a photo.  I'm not sure why this has been left out of the official Twitter and Facebook applications.

You can now save pic to phone, you can't however move the tweet when seeing the larger pic. Sometimes there is stuff at the bottom we want to see.

The push notifications can't work cos they said I had too many apps with push notifications. I turned off notification for other apps and still can't work...

Is there any possibilty to disable the translation feature?
I don't want to see the Dutch tweets translated to English so badly, since Dutch is my mother tongue... (but I set English as my phone language)