Twitter Overhaul Revealed
The redesigned App Store in iOS 6 has revealed a major upcoming update to Twitter’s official iPhone application.
This was an expected overhaul because Twitter has been under fine due to potential changes to its mobile application Application Programming Interface (API) and the lack of power-user features in its official mobile device apps. The notes revealing upcoming changes are expected to result in drastic improvements that probably many users will welcome.
The Twitter for iPhone version 4.3 will focus on interactivity, enhanced notifications, improved searching and performance, and more. The release notes are as follows:
*More interactive Tweet view experience: content previews, videos, images and more will now be shown within tweets containing links to “partner websites.”
*Tweets about “selected events” will now be highlighted. Twitter will curate the relevant tweets and images
*In the Connect tab, autocomplete improvements will be now be present. Twitter rolled out something similar to their official website last week.
*Major push notifications enhancement: You will now be able to choose to receive push notifications when certain people tweet
*Like in Tweetbot, you will now be able to receive unobtrusive Twitter notifications while you are using the app.
*The Discover tab will now be able to alert users when new content is ready for perusal
*You will now be able to tap a user’s avatar to be taken to their profile page
*You will now be able to manually input your password when having authentication issues
*Finally: the new Twitter logo will be features on the icon (“The new Twitter bird”)
*Also promised is a slew of other tweaks, polish, and bug fixes
The notes revealed the change early through the App Store in iOS 6 is likely a bug that Apple will fix in further beta updates.
This previously occurred with an earlier Instagram update. The time between the releases notes being revealed and the launch of the app was roughly ten days. Thus, there is a possibility that the Twitter update will be similar, although it is uncertain as of right now. Let us what we get when the update gets rolled out.