Microblogging social media app for sharing and reposting updates


132 Votes

  • Category Social
  • Program license Free
  • Version 6.28.0
  • Size 30 MB
  • Works under: Android
  • Program available in English
  • Content rating Mature 17+
  • Package name
  • Program by Twitter, Inc.

Twitter is a social media website where users can share short 140 letter statuses called "tweets" to a personalized profile. Each "tweet" can have pictures, videos, and articles embedded in them. Users can follow others to see what they "tweet", as well as "retweeting" others' statuses to their profile and liking what they share. There is also the option of sending private messages and commenting on "tweets". Twitter has 317 million monthly users which creates a constant stream of new statuses. To use Twitter you must create a profile.

Twitter has a live newsfeed to allow users to see what those they follow are "tweeting" as well as a profile where you can see what users have "tweeted". Twitter also has a highlights feed that allows you to see a shortened version of the newsfeed intermittent with current events. You may save moments that are important to you as well as create lists for a more specified experience.


  • Easy to use.
  • Promotes simple communication.
  • Simple to stay up-to-date with friends.
  • Quick and easy to understand news updates.


  • Can only share 140 characters.
  • Messaging interface is below average.

A few updates to make Twitter even better. Happy Tweeting!

Potentially dangerous permissions

  • ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access approximate location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION.
  • ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access precise location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION.
  • CAMERA: Required to be able to access the camera device.
  • GET_ACCOUNTS: Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.
  • READ_CONTACTS: Allows an application to read the user's contacts data.
  • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage.
  • READ_PHONE_STATE: Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.
  • RECEIVE_SMS: Allows an application to receive SMS messages.
  • RECORD_AUDIO: Allows an application to record audio.
  • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to external storage.

Other permissions

  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
  • ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • INSTALL_SHORTCUT: Allows an application to install a shortcut in Launcher.
  • INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
  • READ_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows applications to read the sync settings.
  • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. If you don't request this permission, you will not receive the broadcast at that time. Though holding this permission does not have any security implications, it can have a negative impact on the user experience by increasing the amount of time it takes the system to start and allowing applications to have themselves running without the user being aware of them. As such, you must explicitly declare your use of this facility to make that visible to the user.
  • SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW: Allows an app to create windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other apps. Very few apps should use this permission; these windows are intended for system-level interaction with the user.
  • VIBRATE: Allows access to the vibrator.
  • WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
  • WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows applications to write the sync settings.
  • android.permission.AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS
  • android.permission.MANAGE_ACCOUNTS
  • android.permission.READ_PROFILE
  • android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS
  • com.sonyericsson.home.permission.BROADCAST_BADGE
  • com.sonymobile.home.permission.PROVIDER_INSERT_BADGE
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