Without requiring one to log in, the app showcases top trending tweets, photos and videos. It will also feed tweets in Live Tiles right from the Start Menu, The Next Web reported.

The app is built under Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform which is expected to also run on Windows 10 Mobile once that rolls out later in the year.

One can also attach multiple photos per tweet, view animated GIFs and watch Vine videos online. Direct Messaging is also supported. The Universal Windows Platform has the potential to catalyse the development of new apps for both desktop and mobile Windows devices in a way that Windows 8 could not.

The new Twitter app can is available for download via the Windows App Store now.