Screenshots of the prior version

WordPress today has announced an update to its Android app, bumping it to version 3.5. The update adds a handful of new features, but most notably it gives the app an interface overhaul to make it fit in with the Material Design theme on Android. WordPress has added round avatars, a plethora of new icons, and changed the colors of the interface for users.

In addition to the Material Design enhancements, today’s update adds auto-completion for @ mentioning a user in a comment. There is also now a new grid layout for the Media Library interface on tablets. Finally, the update includes the ability to adjust blog visibility on the first log-in.

The full changelog from the Google Play listing is below:

  • Material redesign and overall redesign (round avatars, new icons, color scheme update)
  • Mentions auto-completion in comments (start typing “@username” for the username of another user on your blog, within a comment area)
  • New grid layout for Media Library on tablets
  • Fetch blog visibility status on first login
  • Bug fixes

You can download WordPress 3.5 for Android on the Google Play Store now for free.

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