Twitter 4.0 for Mac Adds Inline Videos, GIFs, Dark Theme, Group DMs

Twitter released version 4.0 of its Mac client Wednesday. Twitter 4.0 for Mac adds support for inline video playback, animated GIFs, Group Direct Messages, a Dark theme, the ability to more easily quote a tweet and add your commentary, and a new design that is closer to the one found in iOS.

Twitter 4.0 for Mac Screenshot

Twitter 4.0 for Mac Screenshot

Twitter's patch notes:

What's New in Version 4.0.0

Don't call it a comeback!

Twitter for Mac is getting the update you've been asking for. Now it looks and feels more like the Twitter you carry with you everyday. We've built in some of the most-requested features so your Twitter for Mac experience combines what you love about Twitter with the elegance you expect on a Mac. Here's what we've added:

  • Inline video playback - You'll see videos play directly in your feed.
  • GIFs support - See animations without leaving your timeline.
  • Group Direct Messages - Create and receive private notes with up to 50 people.
  • Mute - Silence specific accounts so you no longer see them in your feed.
  • Today Center Widget - Get your Twitter Highlights right on your desktop.
  • Dark Theme - Now you can see the world in black or white.
  • Updated design - Get the latest improvements to icons, buttons, and interactions.
  • Quote Tweet - Add your two cents to any Retweet.

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Twitter 4.0 for Mac is a free download and is available at the App Store now.