Twitter Launches New Version Of Mac App

TodayTwitter launches a new version for Mac, with several updates including GIF support and dark mode.

Earlier this year, Twitter promised a brand new Mac app with new features and look. And the new version — featuring numerous updates, including GIF support and dark mode — has launched today. The new Twitter 4 also features a round icon, letting you know that this is the new version.
Twitter 4 is a better fit for OS X Yosemite/El Capitan, and it includes a Notification Center widget in the "Today" view. This version now includes several features which were previously available only on the mobile app or third-party clients.
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Twitter stated in an announcement:
“Don’t call it a comeback!

Twitter for Mac is getting the update you’ve been asking for. Now it looks and feels more like the Twitter you carry with you everyday. We’ve built in some of the most-requested features so your Twitter for Mac experience combines what you love about Twitter with the elegance you expect on a Mac."
Listed below are the new features as stated on iTunes:
  • Inline video playback - You’ll see videos play directly in your feed.
  • GIFs support - See animations without leaving your timeline.
  • Group Direct Messages - Create and receive private notes with up to 50 people.
  • Mute - Silence specific accounts so you no longer see them in your feed.
  • Today Center Widget - Get your Twitter Highlights right on your desktop.
  • Dark Theme - Now you can see the world in black or white.
  • Updated design - Get the latest improvements to icons, buttons, and interactions.
  • Quote Tweet - Add your two cents to any Retweet.
This new update still lacks a few features, such as the full-screen mode, split view support, and Twitter polls.
You can now download the new Twitter for Mac on Mac Apple Store.