Twitter announced in October that it would be working on an app for Windows 8 and Windows RT — and it’s finally here in the Windows Store.
The official Twitter app incorporates Windows 8 elements such as a Share charm that allows people to easily tweet links or pictures and Snap view, which allows users to view two apps at once.
Microsoft has been playing catch-up to Android and iOS in the number and name recognition of apps available for its mobile devices. And while Windows 8 devices can run legacy Windows software, Windows RT cannot so is particularly dependent on apps designed specifically for Microsoft’s new OS.
Previous to the official Twitter app launching in the Windows Store, Windows 8 and RT users had to rely on their browser or third-party apps to access Twitter. But using third-party apps for Twitter proved problematic when Twitter started limiting the number of users for third-party clients.