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A quick video run through of what's new in Twitter version 10.2 for BlackBerry 10

By James Richardson on 17 Jul 2013 06:54 am EDT
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We told you recently that Twitter for BlackBerry 10 had been updated quite significantly, so in true CrackBerry fashion it's time for a short run through of the best bits of 'what's new' in this latest version on video.

I'm not going to bore you too much with a ton of waffle but what I will say is that this update certainly makes using the native Twitter client a lot more fun as well as adding to its productivity uses. From my own perspective the two main things that I'm loving are the ability to now have more than one account associated with the app, and secondly the 'Discover' tab which adds some sweet new goodness that looks real pretty too.

Updates in this version include:

  • Multiple Accounts – Twitter for BlackBerry 10 multiple accounts With Twitter 10.2 you can now add additional Twitter accounts within the app.
  • Direct Message – Twitter 10.2 allows you to view, reply and send new Direct Messages right within the app.
  • Improved Refresh – Refresh twitter for BlackBerry 10 - Improved refresh always maintains your current location in the timeline.
  • Discover – Twitter 10.2 offers a new Discover page that delivers a stream of Tweets, accounts to follow and more. Simply pull to refresh or scroll to see more and discover even more fascinating people to follow. Plus the Activity page provides a view into what the people you are following are doing on Twitter including who they’re following and what tweets they’re favoriting.
  • Photo Save – Save a picture Twitter BlackBerry 10 - With Twitter 10.2 you can save pictures being shared on Twitter directly to your BlackBerry.
  • Search Improvements – Now you can view your recent and saved searches and with Type Ahead, search suggestions are provided for you as text is entered in the search field.
  • Refreshed UI – A wider timeline in all parts of the app provides a fresh new design and makes it easier to browse.

If you are thinking of making the move to BlackBerry 10 and Twitter is a key application for you I really hope this short video will give you some confidence. Nice work once again BlackBerry.

Download Twitter version 10.2 for BlackBerry 10

49 comments

tgillan

The app is working great for me so far. I hope this pushes Blaq to step up their game. It's only going to make it better.

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FuzzyFish

The discovery tab is fantastic! I love how visual heavy it is. Wish Blaq will adopt something similar.

Jamescunni

Took their time but this is more like a native client should be definitely using it a lot more now the discover tab is just sublime now

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Plazmic Flame

Correct me if I'm wrong but... It looks like this is pretty much up to par, design & feature wise, with the native twitter apps on the other platforms, i.e. Android, iOS...

itmccb

Design-wise, I'd say it's up to par with, if not a little better than iOS (Android's app is much cleaner/refined), though it looks like it's still missing a couple features.

Lipanantsi

Do you have access to any lists (if you use lists) ?

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zombiewolf

"Requested content not found"

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PrettiiBadOne419

I got the same error...

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reversekcid

Yeah, multiple accounts! Who needs Blaq now?

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Taigatrommel

People who like a different UI and UX. The native Twitter client might have catched up with Blaq in terms of features, but the latter one still offers a completely different user experience.

Another small thing: Blaq offers a dark theme on the Q10. The native Twitter app still doesn't.

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NoAhB0Dy

Blaq still blows the native client away. When will we see list support in the native client? This is *basic* functionality.

Posted via CB10 on my Zed10.

kevets

Seconded! I feel like I am the only one using lists sometimes and as a feature it keeps getting pushed to the bottom of the pile.

After being totally disppointed in Neatly, I have become pretty happy with the native Twitter app, and a browser shortcut to my Twitter lists page for quick access. Browser trumps crappy API limits and slow apps.

Poirots Progeny

Now this is the twitter app that should have launched! They're getting there - thanks!

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j.goncalves

Amazing. They are definitely taking their time, but for me I am just glad I don't need to have different twitter apps to manage my different accounts.

Posted with my Z10

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cellphonejunkey

They finally fixed the bug so we can now download pictures!

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BruvvaPete

Sucks not being able to specify which folder images are saved to.

fred1266

Still would like to be notified when I get tweet say every hour

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Montmartre

+1
Everyone seems to be praising Twitter developers for that update. But come on guys, what we need first is neither multi-account nor a "Discover" tab. We need notifications to work properly whether in the hub or not. So far, they just don't !

Punjabi84

10.2 go install please.

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slomo408

If 10.2 was out I would. But for one reason or another not everyone has that option.

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jcbehm

Anyone else getting an error when saving a picture?

61728297886numbers

Change your permission settings it'll need access to shared folders to save

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jcbehm

Thank you so much. That was it.

chindoberry

BlackBerry (all the more BB10) is NOT dead!

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omega supreme

this doesn't look that different than what we have now...someone explain to me the mulitple accounts deal...is it like uber social's "inner circle" where i get a separate thread with the users i'm more interested in? or is it simply for people that have more than 1 twitter account? to this day i miss the uber social i had on the bold and have forced myself to sideload the android version on my z10 for the inner circle alone...as buggy as it is, it's still better in overall features than the native twitter.

WWBlondieDo

It's for people who have multiple Twitter accounts. :-)

Thank God they finally added this feature - now I can delete my side loaded app and just start using the native one!

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zeratul65535

Thanks James. I hadn't noticed the discover tab. Nice improvement there.

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JWNY

Multiple account. Welcome update. Thank

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zensen

Didnt watch the video but the app is made by BBRY yeah? its not an app made by twitter. same as how facebook app is made by BBRY.

If this is the case, then other sites are definitely getting their info wrong.

please correct me if im wrong thank you :)

DuexNoir

The Twitter and FB apps are developed by BB.

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Jamescunni

The Twitter app on BB7 and below is by BlackBerry the one on BlackBerry 10 is by Twitter

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antiextra

Facebook by BlackBerry Twitter by Twitter. stated in the app page.

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Crackberrykills

I am still not seeing the the new followers or retweets when in the connect section. From the video, I see that it is available now, but it is not showing up for me. Strange. Any ideas why that might be the case?

mghollan

Still doesn't show pic thumbnails. Fail

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Crackberrykills

Ah yes, it is all sorted out now. I deleted the new version. Installed Twitter again, and voilà, the application has all the goodies now. Weird stuff. I should have listened to Kris; he commented before that is what he had to do. This Twitter application is almost complete. Yay!

Pilot Prop

Now this is more like it! It was a struggle dealing with DMs in the HUB.

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CANWTS

Finally at full force!

ThaMunsta

This is fantastic! Anyone know how secondary accounts work in terms of alerts? BBOS could choose which accounts you got alerts for and if it was all mentions or just following. Maybe not in yet but in another update. This is great for now though :D

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TripNFry

loving the improved refresh...

Flatman

Still can not access camera file or media card. Any help? Otherwise much smoother and quicker.

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sindai

So much better! Thanks!! The android uber was horrible!

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Punjabi84

Which one?

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prettiboifloyd

I LOVE BLAQ, but I must say the update is awesome, it looks more clean and it does not have some of the issues I'm experiencing with Blaq, like random closing of the app and I lose tons of tweets during the period of the app is non responsive. Starting to love the native Twitter app, good job thus far.

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zombiewolf

Requested file still not found. Have All permissions turned on.

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ediggity

I'm not on twitter, but I watched that video from James I can tell from the changes this is a tremendous fix. Let's go BB!

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CobaltTiNor

I appreciate the small update sthe the twitter app, but personally it's still a glorified mobile application that sucks. Blaq is personallly still the best twitter app I've come across so far. I still wonder will titter give us a real app, if I wanted twitter mobile I would use the browser.

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Lipanantsi

I like to be able to create and access lists as I do regularly on Twitter for the web.

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antoniovtorres

Great. Can't wait for that!! I maintain a few a twitter accounts that I need to keep track of... follow me
@atstrategyus (main biz; marketing/design)
@mepowermag (online magazine)
@anthonytaurus (marijuana blogger)
@chefdepass (up & coming private chef)

Looking forward to pushing content like I did on my old BlackBerry.

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