The official Twitter app for iOS, as expected, has received a significant update. The major app update is now available in the App Store.

First released in October 2009, the universal Twitter app was last revised in April, when it received a new design and other changes for the social network’s Discover feature.

Twitter Version 4.3 includes a number of new features, including those focused on interactivity, enhanced notifications, and more.

Full features include:

  • Expanded Tweets: when you view Tweet details containing links to partner websites, you can now see content previews, view images, play videos and more [please note: this feature is rolling out gradually]
  • Enhanced experience around selected events with the best Tweets and photos from those involved
  • Push notifications for Tweets: choose to receive notifications from people you follow anytime they tweet or retweet
  • Ambient notifications: enables you to see brief non-interruptive notifications in the status bar while you are using the app
  • Improvements to search autocomplete for users
  • Discover: now indicates when new stories are available for you to view
  • Tappable avatars that take you directly to user profiles
  • Performance improvements
  • Support for password entry in app when experiencing authentication issues
  • Hungarian language support
  • Updated with new Twitter bird
  • Many other tweaks, polish, and bug and crasher fixes

Twitter for iOS is available in the App Store.