If you are someone that prefers the first party Twitter application to other options such as Twitterrific or Tweetbot, then you are in for a pretty big change today. Bringing the application up to version 6.0, Twitter has just updated its app for iOS with a new deign and other miscellaneous features. The other new features include things such as pictures in Direct Messages, better search, Safari Reading List support, and a few more things. Here is the full change log for Twitter 6.0 on iTunes:
What’s New in Version 6.0
• Refreshed look and feel. Home, Activity and Discover now available by swiping in Timelines. Easier access to DMs.
Share photos in Direct Messages.
• Send and receive photos via DMs.
Notifications from your network.
• Choose to view replies, retweets, and favorites from only the people that you follow.
Search got even easier.
• Access tweets from people you follow and near you, directly from search results.
Safari Reading List support
• Save web articles to read later with Safari Reading List.
As you can see, the most user facing changes are going to be the new design and pictures in Direct Messages. Other things that the user may notice is the Reading List support and the notification options, but I feel the design of it will be something that most are talking about. The new way to navigate between your Home, Activity, and Discover pages is by swiping on the top navigation bar (notice the page dots under the title). The bottom bar now includes a Notifications, Messages, and Me. If you don’t have Twitter but would like to check it out, you can get it here for free: Twitter.
What do you think? Are you liking the newest update? Or do you want the old design back? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.