Update: The extension does not work anymore. It was last updated in 2011 and the most likely reason why it stopped working is that Twitter changed things around in the backend in recent time. At least some of the features offered by the extension are now available natively on Twtter. We suggest you check out other Twitter extensions for Chrome instead that have been released or updated recently.
If you are an active Twitter user you know that there are hundreds of scripts and add-ons to improve the popular online messaging service. From expanding shortened urls over inline viewers for media to interface changes, if you search long enough you are likely going to find exactly what you want Twitter to look like and function.
Power Twitter For Chrome is an extension for the Google Chrome browser that combines many of the popular features in one extension.
Probably one of the most thought after features is the automatic display of web page titles and urls of links on Twitter. Most links on Twitter make use of url shortening services to save space. The extension gets rid of the shortened url and displays the actual destination directly.
You also see direct options to interact with a message. Available options are to favorite, retweet or reply.
Media like YouTube videos or images are expanded automatically as well so that they can be viewed directly without going to the page they were posted on.
But there is more than those two handy features. The Chrome extensions adds links to the very top of Twitter which allow the user to post photos, shorten links, update moods or send free gifts.
Power Twitter adds a second column to Twitter which overshadows the original Twitter sidebar. It is possible to close that second column at any time. It is however useful as it can display information directly that would otherwise only be accessible on another page.
A click on a user displays Twitter information and the most recent Tweets of that user directly on the same page. That's handy.
Power Twitter for Chrome is a useful extension for users who visit Twitter regularly. Google Chrome users can download it from the Google Chrome Extensions repository
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