Thursday, March 14, 2013

Getting started with Twitter for Windows 8

Twitter for Windows 8 in Windows Store
The new Twitter for Windows 8 app can be downloaded from 
the Windows Store.
 (Credit: Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET) 

CNET - The new Twitter app for Windows 8 has some familiar features as well as a few new ones that are specific to Windows 8. We'll show you how to get started with the new app.
Twitter released its first-ever Windows client yesterday for Windows 8. The client supports the usual array of Twitter features, but also includes a few that are unique to Windows 8. Here's how to get started with Twitter for Windows 8:
Download and install the Windows 8 Twitter app from the Windows Store. The first time you launch the app, you'll need to log in with your Twitter username and password to authorize the app. The second time you launch the app, you may be prompted to allow Twitter to run the in background. If you want show quick status notifications on the lock screen, you should allow it to run in the background. You can always go back to PC settings and change it later if you change your mind.