Tweetbot update adds support for poll creation & limiting tweet replies

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

What you need to know

  • Tweetbot has been updated to version 6.6.
  • People can now create Twitter polls right from within Tweetbot.
  • Users can now limit who can reply to their tweets.

Popular Twitter app Tweetbot has been updated to version 6.6, adding a couple of new features that will help cement its place as one of the best iPhone apps of its kind available in the App Store.

With this new version, Tweetbot now allows people to create their own polls right from within the app — a first for the app. People can't vote on polls, however, thanks to a Twitter API limitation. Tweetbot developer Tapbots says that it will add support once Twitter's API allows.

The same update now also allows people to limit who can reply to their tweets, too.

The full Tweetbot release note for version 6.6 reads:

  • Support for adding polls to Tweets.
  • Support for limiting who can reply to your Tweets.
  • Voting on polls is currently not supported by the Twitter API. Once Twitter adds support for it, so will we.

A subsequent Tweetbot 6.6.1 update has also been released to improve performance and fix some interface and animation bugs, too.

The new Tweetbot update is available for download now. The app is free to download with an in-app purchase subscription available.

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.