By Vamien McKalin | Jun 08, 2013 04:55 PM EDT
After what seems like forever, Twitter has finally updated its app for Windows Phone 8 with 6 months old features. These features found their way to the Android and iOS versions of the app back in December 2012, but as usual, Windows Phone 8 users have to play the ever popular waiting game.
Similar to its Android and iOS counterparts, Twitter for Windows Phone 8 introduces eight filters, Vignette, Warm, Cool, 1963, 1972, Golden Hour, Antique, and Black & White. These filters can be applied to new photos or existing ones from the photo gallery. Adding the filters is easy - just select the desired picture, hit the filters button and choose the one you prefer.
Furthermore, the new Twitter app has added a new camera lens feature where users can snap a photo, filter it and post it inside a Tweet without having to manually power up the app. It's pretty straightforward and works great, but sometimes it is a little slow to get going, though it is not a deal breaker.
Another great addition to the newly updated Twitter app for Windows Phone 8, is the ability for users to playback Vine videos from within a Tweet. At the moment, a Vine app for Windows Phone 8 is not in the store, but having the ability to playback Vine content in the new Twitter app should be enough to hold users over for a while until Vine makes its way to the store.
Lastly, there's a new integrated Tweet composer, which is seamless and works really well.
If you're interested in the new Twitter for Windows Phone 8, the information below is what should expect from the app. If you want to download it, visit the Windows Phone store and download it to your handset for free.
* Apply filters and effects to your photos
* Watch Vine videos from your timeline
* Compose Tweets seamlessly with the new integrated composer
* Various bug fixes
in addition to the existing features below.
* Follow your interests, browse, and search in one all-encompassing timeline. Watch the world unfold as never before.
* Get an insider view with behind-the-scenes perspectives.
* Find real-time stories, conversation and ideas, wherever you are.
* Share your views and ideas with beautiful photos, videos, and comments.
* Integrated right into your Windows Phone with faster performance, lock screen, and custom Live Tile that show your notifications
* Direct access to your favorite profiles and lists optimizing Windows Phone "pinning" functionality
* Streamlined navigation brings you the new Home, Connect, Discover and Me tabs
* Engage with the best Twitter content available in the Discover tab, as well as Trends, browse categories, find friends, and suggestions about Who To Follow
* Enjoy your Retweets, favorites, follows, mentions and replies in the Connect tab.
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