Birdie 2.0 Public Beta

06 Feb 2016

I'm very happy to announce that Birdie 2.0 is now in public beta!

Birdie 2.0 Beta Screenshot

What's New?

  • An absolutely massive redesign
  • Great new pop-out media viewer
  • Automatically load more Tweets when you reach the bottom (infinite scrolling)
  • A native Instagram photo viewer
  • Circular avatars
  • Direct Messaging with conversation views
  • User account, hashtag, and link highlights
  • The icons in the timeline switcher change to alert you to new mentions and messages
  • Click the home button to return to the top of your timeline
  • Stars are out, hearts are in
  • Higher resolution images throughout
  • and much more!
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