Post Twitter's much criticized API v1.1 update that effectively cut users off third-party clients, official app are the only other way the 200 million-user community can tweet, apart from a web-browser. Windows 8 got its official Twitter app on the Windows Store, which gels with the modern UI (pka "Metro"). You can stream through tweets along the four main tabs -- Home, @Connect, #Discover, and Me, as you would a Windows tile surface.
Find the app here.
Twitter for Windows 8 brings you all the design, features and functionality of Twitter combined with the fast and fluid technology of Windows 8:
- The Discover (#) icon shows you new topics from people in your network and other information like Trends and Who to Follow suggestions. But nowhere else can you scroll through Discover stories horizontally. Smoothly move through a collage of Tweets, pictures, links and article previews that make the most of your device.
- The Share charm makes it easier to tweet links, pictures and opinions to your followers from anywhere in Windows 8. Reading an article in Internet Explorer about Hawaii? Swipe in from the right edge of the device, tap the Share charm, add your comments in the Tweet and hit send.
- Create the ultimate screen with Snap view on Windows 8. Drag Twitter into the narrow side of the screen and slide in another favorite app. You can stream a live video while you watch the conversation about it unfold on Twitter. Then use the Share charm to join the discussion.
With many thanks to our over 200 million users!