What you need to know
- Chirp for Twitter has been updated to version 2.0.
- The update adds infinite timeline scrolling.
- The update is available as a free download.
Chirp for Twitter has been updated to version 2.0 and it adds some big new features while also speeding the whole experience up. The biggest of the new features is the inclusion of the infinite scrolling timeline as well as the ability to send DMs straight from a user's profile page.
While using Twitter on your wrist might not sound like something you'd want to do too often, being able to quickly and easily check what's going on can be beneficial in some circumstances. Especially if you don't have your iPhone with you.
The newly updated app is available as a free download now (opens in new tab), with in-app purchases available if you want to unlock the pro tier. And you probably should – there's a lot of work gone into making this app as good as it is. You can check the full release notes in the App Store, but some of the highlights include:
- The timeline has been completely rewritten for watchOS 6. It's now truly faster, more efficient, and more reliable than ever. It now has true endless scrolling too!
- Want to send a user a direct message directly from their profile? Now you can! Just force touch and hit the message button!
- Username Colours! Head in to Settings on your iPhone or Apple Watch running watchOS 6 (or later) to change the color of your username! Better yet, everyone else using Chirp will be able to see it too! This feature is $2 (or $1 for Chirp Pro users) – The decision to make it paid was not taken lightly, but ultimately it required a lot of backend work, which I believe justifies the $2 (or $1) upgrade.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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