Tweetbot 6.1 gains PiP video, new icons, and more

iMore's Twitter in Tweetbot on iPhone 11 Pro
iMore's Twitter in Tweetbot on iPhone 11 Pro (Image credit: Christine Romero-Chan / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Tweetbot 6.1 is now available for download from the App Store.
  • The update includes new picture-in-picture support and more.

Popular Twitter client Tweetbot has a new iPhone and iPad update out that brings the version number all the way up to 6.1. The release, which is available for download now, adds support for picture-in-picture (PiP) video as well as some new icons. Bug fixes and a new high contrast theme round out the list of changes.

The arrival of support for PiP is likely the most notable feature here, with users now able to continue watching Twitter videos while doing other things around their device. But the new icons are also well worth a try, too.

  • Totally redesigned video player with PIP support
  • New set of custom icons
  • New High Contrast Light theme
  • Lots of bug fixes

Users of Tweetbot can download the newly updated version from the App Store now. It's a free update with an in-app purchase available to unlock specific functionality. Tweetbot is one of the best Twitter apps for iPhone and is very much recommended.

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Oliver Haslam

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.