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Twitter's mobile app tweaked in update


Twitter has added and refined a few features in the latest release of its official Twitter apps for iOS and Android. Search, autocomplete, and the built-in browser all get touch-ups.

Finding a specific tweet, especially a high-profile one, should be easier now: Searching will show one on top of the others that the service thinks you're looking for — say, Curiosity's enthusiastic tweet after landing on Mars, rather than related ones. Search also should show better autocomplete options for hashtags, users, and so on.

Follow a link in a tweet and you'll be taken to the in-app browser, and now the tweet itself will stay in view at the bottom of the screen. That way, it it feels less like a departure from Twitter.

Head to the App Store or Play Store to download the latest update.

Devin Coldewey is a contributing writer for NBC News Digital. His personal website is