Twitter finally acknowledge that their Universal Windows Platform app is almost dead. Due to that, they are finally bringing Progressive Web App for Windows 10 users.
Twitter Universal Windows Platform app hasn’t been updated since from a long time (over a year). UWP app still had the 140 character limit and so many other features are missing from the app. Lately, some users reported that the app frequently crashes. But now Twitter rolling out an update for Windows 10 for users on Redstone 4 branch which replaces the Twitter UWP with their native PWA.
New Twitter app looks same as mobile Twitter PWA website, but it’s just wrapped in the app package. It also supports push notifications in Action Center. Though at this moment it doesn’t support live tile. Maybe in future, they will integrate it this too.
One of the biggest advantages of Twitter PWA is that it includes all the latest features and services that company implement instantly. Which means Twitter PWA includes character increase in tweets, bookmarking tweets, changing to the Twitter timeline algorithm, Threaded Tweets and more. And they don’t need to maintain the Windows 10 Progressive Web App frequently; that’s the huge benefit to the company.
This is just the begging of the Progressive Web App era. With Windows 10 Redstone 4 Microsoft Edge will support Progressive Web app. After that, we will see lots of Progressive Web apps for Windows 10.
As of know Twitter PWA is only available for the Windows Insiders in the Fast and Skip Ahead Ring. As soon as the Microsoft roll out the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update it will be available for everyone. In case if you don’t know Windows 10 Spring Creators Update is scheduled for early April 2018.
Windows Insiders let us know your experience with Twitter Progressive Web App in the comments below.