Twitter For iOS Updated With New Cards That Let You Quickly Install Linked Apps


Twitter has updated its iOS app with new “App Cards” it introduced to developers yesterday. Twitter Cards let companies and advertisers embed media like photos and videos directly into tweets so you don’t have to load a separate webpage. Now developers can include download links with info about their apps for Twitter users to see without leaving the timeline.

“We designed the App Card to allow for a name, description and icon, and also to highlight attributes such as the rating and the price,” according to Twitter. Unfortunately, it looks like this isn’t what Facebook is doing with in-app direct download links; you’ll be taken out of Twitter’s app to the App Store. Then you can download the app.

Also, the ““Retweeted by” in a tweet’s details is now tappable in Twitter’s app. There are some other general bug fixes and stability improvements as well.

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