Top 4 web browsers for an exceptional Twitter experience

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Twitter is one of the most popular social media platforms and at times can be really addictive. Different users use it for different purposes. Some use it for work and business while others use it to keep up-to-date with the latest trends in the world (also, politics).

Twitter has a well-built smartphone app. However, the app is not feasible for Windows users whose work requires them to be on the computer all day.  This leaves the user with the Twitter web-client.

The Twitter web client works flawlessly. However, depending on the browser, the user experience can be different. A good web browser with fast loading speeds and a solid UI can really make a difference.

With so many good browser options around, it can get confusing as to which web browser you should choose. To make it a bit easier for you, we have put together a list of top browsers for Twitter to improve your overall experience.

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What are the best browsers for Twitter?

Opera

Opera is a must-have browser if you’re looking for fast web page loading speeds and quick access to Twitter. Actually, the latest design brings Twitter directly into Opera, as a built-in tool integrated right in the sidebar.

You get a better view on the desktop to easily tweet, explore, chat, and easily follow the topics of your choice without switching tabs or devices.

Opera browser comes with an excellent Turbo mode that accelerates the web page loading speeding by eliminating media contents as well the pop-ups and ads on the site.

The integrated ad-blocker helps in blocking all the annoying ads while the free VPN feature allows you to browse the web without any restrictions.

Let’s quickly look at its key features:

  • Support for Facebook messenger and Whatsapp allowing you to keep the chat head in the toolbar for easier access.
  • Snapshot feature to capture a quick screenshot
  • VR player support for virtual reality on the web
  • Battery saver mode, newsreader mode to avoid distraction
  • Currency and time zone converts, and tons of customization options
Opera

Opera

Twitter built into the Opera browser: view GIFs, follow topics, explore and tweet with ease right on your desktop.

UR Browser

UR Browser is the newest browser in this list but comes with some unique features on the security and privacy front apart from offering a clean user interface, while using, comparatively, fewer resources than Chrome.

We’re looking at a browser fully dedicated to privacy, which makes it perfect for social media. Social networks, like Twitter, feast on your private data in order to serve you ads. This is not the case with UR browser.

On the security front, UR Browser offers a built-in virus scanner that scans the downloaded files for malware and adware infection and alerts the user if found any.

Let’s quickly look at its key features:

  • UR browser also alerts the user when you visit a website suspected of phishing or malware attack
  • Redirects the websites to the secure HTTPS version automatically and uses 2048-bit RSA encryption
  • Built-in VPN with a variety of privacy-oriented modules that completely eliminate the necessity of extensions to block content you don’t want to see
  • Well-rounded browser with unique features and an intuitive interface
UR Browser

UR Browser

Enjoy fast, private, and secure tweeting with a top-range browsing solution!

Mozilla Firefox

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A while ago, Mozilla released a major update for its Firefox browser with a complete overhaul. The latest browser comes with new tricks up its sleeves, better performance while remaining as stable as before.

The extension support in Firefox has always given the browser an edge. Now the developers have given it the modern touch with features like password-free login as well as automatic blocking of ad trackers improving user privacy.

Let’s quickly look at its key features:

  • You can choose a new look from Firefox’s theme categories or even create your own.
  • The toolbar too can be customized depending on your use and the user can drag and drop it where they want
  • If you are using Chrome, you can make the switch to Firefox with a few clicks. Firefox allows you to import the bookmarks, password, and other data from the Chrome browser with ease
  • Powerful browser engine offering faster performance, less memory usage, and some great privacy features

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Google Chrome

Google Chrome is definitely among the first choice when it comes to the user preferred browser for the Windows user.

With a clean user interface, developer-friendly tools, and some modern safety standard, Chrome is on par with any modern browser and ahead in some areas like Extension support.

The latest version of Google Chrome has received a UI overhaul making the browser adapt to the Windows modern UI. While Chrome does not offer fancy features like a built-in VPN or ad-blocker, it does, however, takes user safety seriously.

Let’s quickly look at its key features:

  • The browser blocks and notifies of any suspicious site that may spread malware or is hacked with malicious intent
  • Redirects the URL to the secure version (if available) automatically and notifies if the site tries to load scripts from unknown sources
  • VR support, improved developer tools, a decent password manager, and a clean UI

On the flipside, Chrome still struggles with the same problem of being resource hungry. In comparison, Chrome uses more resources to run efficiently than Firefox or Opera browser does.

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These are some of the best web browsers you can use to tweet and retweet, add media files or just “like” your favorite Twitter content in a seamless manner.

Which browser do you prefer the most? Let us know in the comments.

FAQ: Learn more about accessing Twitter on your web browser

  • Can you browse Twitter without an account?

Yes, but you only have access to limited information. To do that, go to Twitter’s search page, add/followed by the username and you can browse a respective user profile without logging in.

  • Does Twitter save search history?

Yes, as well as information related to the current location. The good news is you can delete your search history by clicking on the Clear All button.

  • Can anyone see my Twitter search history?

Your ISP or the router admin can access your Twitter search history. Using a VPN with a strict no logs-policy can take care of this aspect.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2020 and has been since revamped and updated in July 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.