Twitter adds new 'Share Tweet' feature to iOS, but some users aren't happy
What you need to know
- There's a new way to share Tweets on Twitter for iOS.
- Twitter's new 'Share Tweet' menu is supposed to let you share tweets with less effort.
- However, many have been quick to point out its poor integration with Apple's native Activity view.
Twitter has rolled out full support for its new iOS 'Share Tweet' menu, which is supposed to help you share Tweets with fewer taps.
In a tweet the company stated:
Now available to everyone on iOS: the new “Share Tweet” menu that lets you share Tweets to other apps in fewer taps. https://t.co/laC6IDQ89jNow available to everyone on iOS: the new “Share Tweet” menu that lets you share Tweets to other apps in fewer taps. https://t.co/laC6IDQ89j— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) September 22, 2020September 22, 2020
The feature was rolled out for testing on iOS in August, and many were quick to point out that they would much prefer to use Apple's native Activity View, formerly named Share Sheet, in iOS.
Please make an additional toggle in Settings for users who want the native Share sheet immediatelyPlease make an additional toggle in Settings for users who want the native Share sheet immediately— Matthew Cassinelli (@mattcassinelli) August 6, 2020August 6, 2020
Whilst Twitter pointed out that share sheet access was available if you tapped the 'share via' button, that wasn't enough for some:
Hey Matthew - you'll be able to access the native share sheet by pressing "share via" (pictured above) just as you are with the current share experience. Hope this helps.Hey Matthew - you'll be able to access the native share sheet by pressing "share via" (pictured above) just as you are with the current share experience. Hope this helps.— Laura Burkhauser (@burkenstocks) August 6, 2020August 6, 2020
Twitter says that it has added long press support for share sheet, meaning a long press on the share icon will take you to the native iOS view, rather than Twitter's new menu, but it wasn't enough for some. One user commented:
A couple of folks also pointed out that the feature's gradients are off, and that the design on Mac still needs a little work...
ahhhhhHHHHHHHHHHH IT LOOKS SO MAD ON MAC pic.twitter.com/K1cdlXgMQ8ahhhhhHHHHHHHHHHH IT LOOKS SO MAD ON MAC pic.twitter.com/K1cdlXgMQ8— 🅳🆈🅻🅰🅽 (@DylanMcD8) September 22, 2020September 22, 2020
Twitter's new Share Tweet menu is available for Twitter on iOS, version 8.37. As Twitter has noted, it looks like the long press option for accessing Activity View hasn't rolled out to everyone yet.
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