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Twitter is bringing finally bringing its latest features to its Windows 10 app, with the addition of Moments, group Direct Messages and quotable tweets. The dark theme from the old Windows phone app is also making its way to the desktop as Twitter unifies the mobile and desktop app experience.

The update, announced today, brings the Windows 10 version of Twitter more in line with those found on iOS, Android, Mac and the web. Features like quoting a tweet have become an integral part of the struggling social platform as it looks to expand its user base.

The update enable the latest Twitter features on smartphones running Windows 10. Image via Microsoft.
The update enable the latest Twitter features on smartphones running Windows 10. Image via Microsoft.

While the Windows 10 app was updated for the Universal Windows Platform last year, it was mostly to unify the experience between tablets and the desktop. This update brings that unification to Windows smartphones as well.

“When bringing the app to mobile phones we carefully considered each section of Twitter and how the user interaction translates from desktops and tablets,” said Twitter product designer Angela Lam. “We found that 90% of the UI and interaction models could be shared from these devices to mobile phones, but there were places where we decided to make adjustments to optimize for each.”

One difference was Moments, in which tweets take up the full screen on smaller devices, but shows multiple tweets on larger screens.

The update also improves the logged-out experience on Twitter. In a bid to showcase the value of Twitter to people without an account (and advertise to them), Twitter recently enabled a more full-featured experience for logged-out users. That experience is also available in this update. However, it’s unclear why people without a Twitter account would download the app.

Users can download the free Twitter update today from the Windows Store.

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