Twitter Updates Mobile Apps with Improved Search and Direct Message Syncing

Today, Twitter updated its mobile and Mac apps.

The popular social network now syncs direct messages across all devices, platforms, and accounts.

“When you read a DM on your Android phone or iPhone, it will be marked as read in your browser, your desktop apps, or your tablet. And vice versa,” explains Josh Hoyt, a senior software engineer at Twitter. No more marking messages as read on your smartphone and then back at home on your desktop.

Twitter is also improving search results for its mobile apps.

Now when you search for people on Twitter, you may see an expanded user result that shows a full bio,” says Hoyt. “This account preview makes it easier and faster to find and learn more about the accounts you’re looking for. And if you swipe the preview to the left, you’ll find similar accounts.”

Additionally, a new in-app indicator in search results will show you when there are new Tweets for your query, making it easier for you to stay up to date on the latest Twitter conversation, he writes on Twitter’s blog.

The updates apps include iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Twitter’s mobile site, and TweetDeck—but not BlackBerry 10.