What you need to know
- Twitter for Mac has been updated to include TouchBar support.
- There are only a couple of buttons, but you can now compose a Tweet with the TouchBar.
- You can also switch between your most recent and most relevant timelines.
Twitter for Mac has been updated to bring support for Apple's TouchBar on the MacBook to the app.
Version 8.5 of the app's release notes state:
We made a number of improvements to Twitter. A few highlights specific to Twitter for Mac:
Improved: added TouchBar support Improved: click on playback timeline of video to jump to that point of the video
Fixed: opening help center will open in browser Fixed: memory leak from conversations that get threaded together
As 9to5 Mac notes, this means you can now compose a Tweet using the button on the TouchBar, there's also an option to toggle between your most recent and most relevant timelines. Elsewhere, there are buttons for launching preferences, composing direct messages and viewing lists.
The support seems super-basic at this stage, but its a start and hopefully the new features are a welcome addition to Twitter for Mac. 9to5Mac also notes that it seems this update will also bring support for users who are using an iPad as a second display through Sidecar, according to the report these will no longer be blank when using the app, like the TouchBar.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Apple picks up an Engineering Emmy Award for its Apple ProRes video codec
Apple has picked up an Emmy Award, but it's nothing to do with Apple TV+.
Apple One is now available – here's how to get it
Apple One is finally here and now is your chance to save some money on all the individual Apple subscriptions you're already paying for.
iPhone 12 Pro review: Flat-out incredible
The iPhone 12 Pro may not stand head and shoulders above the iPhone 12 like the 11 Pro did over the 11, but this is still Apple's most well-rounded phone. Even though it's flat.
Keep out the crumbs and dust with a keyboard cover for your MacBook Pro
Heard rumblings about the MacBook Pro keyboard being felled by nothing more than a speck of dust? It can happen, so grab one of these keyboard covers and protect your tech.