Version Reviewed: 6.2.7
Device Reviewed On: Apple Watch
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There’s a pattern to Apple Watch apps in that they offer heavily cut back forms of what the iPhone already does. That’s clearly the case with Twitter for Apple Watch.
Through the app, you can view current trending tropics, as well as your latest five tweets, with an option to hit ‘more’ to see another five. Those of us who follow many people are going to find this immediately restrictive. It’d take me a long time to catch up on things using this method.
Account mentions don’t work either, meaning you can’t tap on a name of someone being referenced in order to find out more. At least, you can tap on the original tweeter to do that, however. Links also can’t be viewed.
Where Twitter for Apple Watch shines is with being able to send tweets. I say shines, it’s not perfect by any means, but it serves the most purpose out of what’s here. You can send standalone tweets with a hard press to the screen. This allows you to easily share the music you’re currently listening to, your location, or a single emoji. You can say your message to the app too, with Siri mostly picking up what you’re saying - although it is a bit inaccurate.
It’s not the most well-rounded app though, and excluding diving in to check out the latest trends I found myself soon gravitating back to my iPhone. It just works so much more efficiently there.