The Twitter Android app has come a long way. It keeps getting better and better. Today, it received another update bumping its software version to number 4.1.4. One of the main changes is a new login verification process. Prior to today’s update, the app relied on text messages to verify your identity. Not anymore! You can now approve login request directly from the application. In addition, the Twitter folks added a new photo gallery in search with the ability to “view more” pictures. Here is the full changelog:
- No phone number required: By using push messaging and in-application approvals, you no longer need to provide your phone number to use login verification. If you manage multiple Twitter accounts, but only have one phone number, you can now opt all of them into login verification.
- Broader international support: Now, all you need is an Internet connection and one of our supported apps to enroll in login verification. Login verification via SMS has been available through supported mobile carriers across the world, but that didn’t cover everybody.
- “My phone fell in the ocean!”: Backup codes generated in the application can be written down, stored in a safe place, and used to access your account on twitter.com even if you lose your phone.
- More context: When a login request is made, you will see browser details and approximate location in the app. If you receive an approval request from halfway across the world, you may be getting phished. Review this page for more information on keeping your account secure.
- We’re also adding a new photo gallery in search. Before, when photos were returned in search results, you could swipe through thumbnails and select photos to view full-screen. Now, you can select a new “View more photos” option that will lead you to a photo gallery of all the photos related to that search
Like what you see? hit the link below to grab the latest version of the Twitter Android app.