Twitter has updated seven of its apps, bringing direct message synching, improvements for mobile search, and more.
The updates are hitting Twitter's apps for Android, iPhone, iPad, and Mac, as well as twitter.com, mobile.twitter.com, and TweetDeck.
"For all of these platforms, you'll now be able to sync direct messages (DM) across all your devices and Twitter accounts," Twitter engineer Josh Barnes-Hoyt explained in a blog post. "When you read a DM on your Android phone or iPhone, it will be marked as read in your browser, your desktop apps, or your tablet. And vice versa."
The change should be a welcome one for avid Twitter users who regularly send and receive direct messages. But take note — DM synching will roll out "gradually," Twitter said, so be patient if it doesn't work right away. You will, of course, need the latest version of each app to ensure it works on all of your devices.
Beyond that, the updates bring search improvements for Android, iPhone, iPad, and Twitter's mobile site. When you search for people on Twitter, you will now see an expanded user result with a full bios. If you swipe the preview to the left, you'll see similar accounts. Finally, a new in-app indicator in search results will show you when there are new tweets for your query.
Meanwhile, on Twitter for iPhone, it should be easier to reply to tweets thanks to a new built-in tweet composer. There's also a new people button in the navigation bar that should help you find accounts to follow.
On Twitter for Mac, the connect tab now includes interactions, letting you see favourites, retweets, and @mentions just like you can on the web and other mobile apps. The Mac version also now supports Danish, Filipino, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Thai.