Twitter for iPhone update brings back swipe shortcut

Twitter for iPhone has received yet another update and brings back some high-demand features including the swipe shortcut. There is also a nice clear warning that explicitly states that the Find Friends feature accesses your contacts' email addresses and phone numbers.

Some other new features include the ability to copy and paste the contents of a tweet, and share tweeted links. The Direct Messages UI has also been updated and now allows you to mark all messages as read. Lastly, you can adjust the font size from Settings.

It's great to see Twitter make these improvements, but I'm still not a fan of the overall look and layout of the app. Andrew also reports that the swipe shortcut is rather sluggish on his iPhone 4. But my opinion is by no means the only one, so let us know what you think about the update in the comments below! If you are using a different Twitter client, is this enough to bring you back to the official Twitter for iPhone?

It's important to note that although Twitter is a universal application for iPhone and iPad, these changes are only reflected on the iPhone.

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Trusttee says:

Bring me back to the official Twitter? I never left lol.

damenace says:

Not interested. TweetBot is the best twitter app IMO.

DarkReaper says:

Hm, Twitter for Android had the essential features that were apparently just introduced in this mentioned release. And no laggy, swipe action. Just a thought.

Trusttee says:

Actually, they weren't "just introduced" as they were features that were included prior to the version 4 upgrade. For some reason, they were not placed back in as version 4 was a major upgrade. Now, the features are back; hence the "brings back" in the first sentence of the article.

dloveprod says:

and copy n paste, thank goodness

rruk01 says:

I prefer Tweetbot, as this has much more features and is quick and simple to use. I also like the fact that with Tweetbot for example it syncs your time line so you can read on your iphone and then carry on on your ipad from where you left off.
Also although I do like the standard Twitter Client I just don't like the fact that the UI and useability is one way on the iphone and then completely different on the iPad client..

Robert says:

I use TwitBird but after this upgrade I will vice a chance to official Twitter client

erikbock says:

I haven't installed it yet. I hope they brought back screen rotation of the main screen. I miss that.

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