Twitter for iOS was just updated with a fancy new feature (plus a few extras). This new version, which gets bumped to 5.5, brings with it the ability to install and open applications straight from embedded links within tweets. What’s this mean exactly? Well, say you are following a developer on Twitter and they are like “Hey! Install this app!” with the App Store link included in the tweet, simply tapping that tweet to bring up the info will show you an embedded “card” with information on the application, and the option to install it if you don’t have it and to open it if you do have it. Here’s the exact change log:
What’s New in Version 5.5
Twitter for iPhone now helps you discover, install and launch your favorite apps from Tweets. This update also includes the following improvements:
• Faster launch times and general performance upgrades
• “Retweeted by” in Tweet detail is now tappable
• Fix for reply-to-self in conversations
• Fix for bug that prevented undoing retweets in some cases
So as you can see, that is the biggest “new” feature included in the update, alongside some improvements. The improvements include better performance, a few bug fixes, and now lets you tap the “Retweeted by …” in a tweet to go to that profile. The whole installing feature though is really pretty awesome, and I’m sure a lot of people will find it to be a nice addition. You can get the update or install Twitter here: Twitter for iOS.
What do you think? Like the new feature? Think it will come in handy? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.