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APP WATCH: Twitter for Android and iOS updated

APP WATCH: Twitter for Android and iOS updated

27 April 2012

Better search and more notifications with latest app update

There are plenty of alternatives, so the official Twitter app always has to be on top of its game. With that in mind, the app for both Android and iOS has just been updated once more.

Not just the usual 'security fixes', this one offers new functionality. Or at least, new ways to do things. First up, the Discover tab has been updated so you can see 'Activity'. That includes which Tweets have been favorited or retweeted by the people you follow and which accounts those people follow or add to lists. You'll find it below the redesigned stories in Discover, which in turn allows you to tap any story to see Tweets about a particular trend or news article. You can then read the story or reply, retweet or favorite related Tweets.

Search is now made 'simpler', with suggestions for different spellings and related terms for your queries. Finding people is also easier, with autocomplete when you start typing a name. EE" target="out">iPhone users also get access to most recent queries and go directly to someone’s profile when searching for a username.

Finally, notifications have had a mini overhaul. Essentially, that means push notifications for Interactions, so you can know immediately when your Tweets have been retweeted or favorited, or when somebody new follows your account. If that sounds a bit much, you can manage settings to keep the 'pings' to a minimum.

Free of course and available now in the App Store or Google Play.

And do not forget that you can KEEP your existing mobile phone number if you decide to switch mobile phone operators. All you need is your PAC code. Use our handy tool on to obtain your PAC code.



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What is an PAC code?

An porting authorisation code, or PAC code, allows you to transfer your existing mobile phone number from to another mobile phone provider so that if you change mobile phone networks you do not have to give everyone a new number... You can keep your existing mobile phone number. The process is termed mobile number portability, or number porting. It's quick, FREE and very easy to do - follow the instructions here for full details on how to port your mobile phone number to a new network provider.

NOTE: You can purchase your new phone contract and then obtain your PAC code. It is not essential to have your PAC code prior to purchasing your new phone. However, you will need your PAC code if you want to keep your existing phone number (i.e. transfer your current number to your new provider). Use our handy tool above to obtain your PAC code.

PAC codes are FREE.

To keep your mobile phone number when switching to another mobile phone network, use our handy tool to obtain your PAC code. Just select your current and new phone provider click OK and you'll receive full instructions for obtaining your PAC code.