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Twitter for iPad refresh gives it more columns and less wasted space

Twitter for iPad
Twitter for iPad (Image credit: AppleSfera)

What you need to know

  • Twitter for iPad has had a lick of paint.
  • There are now two columns and less wasted space.
  • The new interface is rolling out now.

Twitter is in the middle of rolling out a new interface for its iPad app. First spotted by AppleSfera (via 9to5Mac) the refresh is available for some now, while others may have to wait a little while.

Once the new interface appears on your device you'll see a two-column interface that removes some of the wasted space that Twitter users have had to deal with for far too long. The menu bar has also been moved from the bottom of the screen to the size, allowing the app to make better use of the larger iPad convas. The new, second column plays host to dynamic information like follow suggestions and trends.

But none of this really fixes the issues that the Twitter app has, but rather masks them. The app still can't compete with the likes of Tweetbot and Twitteriffic on some important fronts. Like actually using time-based timelines, for example.

You can download Twitter from the App Store (opens in new tab) although the updated interface seems to be rolling out slowly but surely.

Oliver Haslam
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.

1 Comment
  • "The app still can't compete with the likes of Tweetbot and Twitteriffic on some important fronts. Like actually using time-based timelines, for example." I don't understand how people browse Twitter without time-based timelines, how do you know what's recent or not? How do you keep track of where you're up to? I'll keep using Tweetbot. Also the Spanish news site is "Applesfera", you don't capitalise the S, it's a portmanteau of the two words "Apple" and "Esfera (sphere)"