You no longer need to use the trick of pinning the Twitter website icon to the Windows 8 Start screen to get access to the popular social network. Microsoft announced the official Twitter app for Windows 8 is now available for download in the Windows Store. The Twitter app for Windows Phone has also been updated today too.
It provides the ability to quickly see who’s replied to your tweets and direct messages via the Live Tile. The interface is familiar, but optimized for the metro / modern interface of Windows 8. It allows you to use the Share charm to quickly share websites from Internet Explorer 10 and it takes advantage of a lot more Windows 8 features. After spending some more time with it, we’ll cover it more in-depth.
In the meantime, you can check out the Twitter blog for more info, and check out the demo video below. If you’re ready to try it, you can install it now from the Windows Store.