A Tweak For The Tweet: Twitter’s PWA gets a UI Revamp

To each, their own. That has been the trend for quite a bit, actually. While mobile forces like Android and iOS roared through the town, Microsoft put in its subtle push too. Honestly, though, it was quite a move, actually, entering the mobile market like that. Yes, Windows Mobile platform is quite the dead one but that does not mean Microsoft didn’t learn anything. Complementing 2-in-1 machines with its new Windows 10 tablet mode, Microsoft supports “Apps” on its platform. Speaking of which, recently the Twitter Progressive Web App received a major update.

When people hear “Major Update”, they almost always assume a complete revamp. While that is a fair assumption, the idea of utility should not be thrown out the window, just like that. In my opinion, instead of improving the looks of their Apps, developers should aim towards utility, something that saves the end user any and all sorts of trouble. According to a report by HTNOVO Twitter has done just that for it’s PWA.-

What is PWA and Why is this Update Important?

Twitter, back in September of last year, decided to replace its ever so neglected web app with Twitter PWA. While it did start out as such, things have taken a different turn since then. With Windows 10 Mobile version set to meet its end (even though it would get this update too), Windows 10 will represent Microsoft in every aspect. Twitter has been pushing it’s PWA to eventually replace the App and eventually maybe even the website (a big maybe).

Perhaps the major improvement is the shifting of the navigation bar from the top to the left side. While the top bottom alignments work for mobile devices, laptops and PCs have much more real estate to work with. A top alignment with all that stretching just looks forced. Not only that, new tweaks have been made to the navigation bar too. Buttons added for convenience. This update isn’t quite “official” yet. But still, if you want to force the update, just uninstall the app and reinstall it.

And that is all there is to it. As mentioned above, this is a major update if you see the essence of it. Twitter is working hard on the app, pushing in more updates, week by week. Still in its developmental stage, in my opinion, the Twitter PWA has quite the potential to start a stream of competitor apps.

Sarmad Burki
Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.