Twitter has unveiled significant new features for its iPhone and Android app. In a blog post, Twitter announced the following updates and new features.

This is what’s new:

  • Expanded Tweets: Content previews from partner sites like YouTube, MLB, CSPAN, and more. Example “when you tap a Tweet linking to a¬†Kickstarter¬†project, for example, you can play its video directly from the Tweet details view in your app.” You can also read article summaries when you tap Tweets linking to sources like The Atlantic or play videos or view images when you expand Tweets linking to websites like Etsy and Vimeo.
  • Events: events let you view the best tweets and photos for live events like the World Series, Super Bowl, NASCAR races, and more.
  • Easier search: Twitter has made improvements to its search so now when you type in the search bar it will attempt to auto complete you query.
  • Push Notifications: Now the official app lets you get push notifications on your device for a specific account you follow. “Turn on push notifications for Tweets for any user via the action button on their profile, and edit these notifications in your account settings on your device.”