Top 10 Android app updates this week: Twitter, Plex

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the most installs. As in the past, we’re going to filter out minor updates for the super-popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but we’ll make exceptions for apps that have had significant updates. We hope you enjoy this weekly feature and that you discover some apps that end up being useful.

Instagram - Version 10.25.1

 

Instagram

What’s new in this version:

  • Now you can share posts you see on Instagram as messages. Just tap the arrow under the post.
  • Send photos, videos and text messages back and forth to keep conversations going.
  • Name group conversations so they’re easy to find.

 

Alarm.com – Version 4.2.1

 

AlarmCom

What’s new in this version:

  • Pinch to digitally zoom in or out of a particular area of interest on video (feature screen only).
  • Download and share saved video clips and images directly from the app.
  • The push notification sent to the app when someone rings the doorbell is now accompanied by a doorbell sound, letting you know that someone is at the door.
  • Added support for Shortcuts (for devices with Android 7.1 and up). For supported devices, this feature can be configured by going to App Settings > Shortcuts.

 

ADT Pulse® - Version 8.0.2

 

ADT Pulse

What’s new in this version:

  • New look and feel, with easier access to the features you need
  • Improvements to app performance
  • Tips and FAQs to help answer your questions
  • Personalize your dashboard just the way you want it
  • Update for customers running the Pulse app on ZTE or modified OS Android devices.

 

Pushbullet - Version 17.7.13

 

Pushbullet

What’s new in this version:

  • Fixed an issue with archived / unarchived SMS threads when using Google Messenger / Android Messages
  • Fixed an issue with mirroring GroupMe notifications
  • Updated translations

 

SwiftKey Beta - Version 6.6.2.22

 

SwiftKey Beta

What’s new in this version:

  • We now support GIFs – categories only (for now). They can be accessed from the emoji panel
  • Hashtag Predictions – get trending hashtags right into your predictions
  • Transliteration is now supported in: Bangla, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi & Telugu
  • Transliteration for Tamil has been improved
  • Fixed
    - No more crashing when deleting punctuation in the Japanese layout
    - No more crashing when deleting “!”

 

Fitbit - Version 2.51.0

 

Fitbit

What’s new in this version:

  • You can now share articles and other URLs into Feed to let others know what’s inspiring you and share useful health and fitness tips and tricks.
  • You can now create Before & After photos to celebrate your progress on your fitness journey.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

 

Plex for Android – Version 6.0.1

 

Plex for Android

What’s new in this version:

  • Plex for Android can now open any video file from your device’s storage or SD card with our brand new player. Play MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, and more – without a server.

 

Calculator - Version 7.3.0

 

Calculator

What’s new in this version:

  • Edit existing formulas with cursor support on devices running Android version 6.0+
  • Android O support

 

Twitter - Version 7.0.0

 

 

Twitter

What’s new in this version:

  • Bolder headlines and rounded designs throughout the app make it easier to identify and focus on what matters.
  • We’ve refreshed the icons, making them more intuitive so that you can more easily follow along and join the action on Twitter.

 

Skype - Version 8.0.0

Skype

What’s new in this version:

  • The chat screen has been split into three tabs for Find, Chat, and Capture.
  • Highlights are Snapchat Stories