November 20, 2013
Twitter has just issued another major update to its official iOS app. In the main, the new update adds enhancements for the app's search and discovery features. First and foremost, the new version of Twitter for iOS introduces interface improvements that let you, in the words of Twitter itself, "find exactly what you're looking for":
If you want to see great photos, use the new photo search filter to see Tweets with photos in a grid or list layout. To see what your friends are saying, you can filter the results to only show Tweets from the people you follow. You can even filter for videos, making it feel like you’re a part of the action on Twitter.Now, in the search results page, you can toggle between "Top Tweets" and "All Tweets." And you can tap the fine-tune icon to refine your search. You can choose to show "Everything," "Photos," "Video," "News," or "People." You can also opt to show tweets from "All people" or "People you follow," and from "Everywhere" or "Near you." The latest update to Twitter for iOS also introduces a new trending timeline in the Discover section. This new trending timeline shows trends along with associated tweets, plus additional trends about TV shows and nearby events. Finally, the update offers improved login verification by allowing you to take a screenshot of your verification backup code when you enroll or generate a new one. The new version of Twitter for iOS is available now in the App Store for free. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 6.0 or later. Twitter for iOS received its previous update late last month. That update added home timeline previews for Twitter photos, Vine videos, and other select content. It also added the ability to reply, retweet, favorite, or follow someone directly from a tweet in the home timeline.