Tweetbot gains a new 'latest follower' widget and new colorful themes

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 for iPhone and iPad has gained a new widget that shows your latest followers.
  • New themes include Lavender and Wine.
  • A new owl icon has been added while the profile pages have also been rejigged.

Popular Twitter app Tweetbot has received a new update on iPhone and iPad, with version 6.8 now available for download from the App Store.

With this update installed users can look forward to a new widget that shows the latest new followers, while the profile pages have also been re-worked to make it easier to read with tabs for tweets, mentions, and likes included.

In terms of aesthetics, two new themes have been added in the shape of Lavender and Wine, while a whole new icon has also been brought to the app — this one dubbed Owl.

  • New profile for a New Year.
  • New Latest Followers widget
  • New Lavender and Wine themes
  • Owl icon because Mark saw two owls on his neighbor's roof

Tweetbot is one of the best iPhone apps for reading and posting to Twitter and this latest update just improves it yet further. The update is now available for free for existing users. Not yet using Tweetbot? It can be downloaded from the App Store now and is free. A subscription is required to unlock everything, however.

While the official Twitter app is still a great option for plenty of people, using a third-party app like Tweetbot does away with things like ads. It also adds features like timeline syncing across multiple devices — something I for one couldn't begin to live without!

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.