Twitter Updates its iPhone Application

Twitter has updated its iPhone app, featuring a number of new features. The most interesting thing about this update is that it brings a host of old much wanted old features back into the application.

The latest Twitter for iPhone app version 4.1 features several enhancements, including improved Direct Message handling and enhanced image quality. These two features are certainly not new but these are back with improvements. Twitter has also brought back swipe shortcuts and the ability to copy text to its iPhone application.

These features were dropped by Twitter in the recent update and majority of the app users didn’t like the change and many of them even opted for third-party apps, including Tweetbot. But Twitter didn’t take long to respond to users’ feedback and bring both these features back on board.

The dropping of swipe gesture feature surprised many users, particularly those who need to reply lots of tweets and were left with additional taps required to update their post. As swipe gesture features are back, the users will certainly be pleased to have them back as they can now easily reply to their tweets, retweet, and can do much more.

The other popular feature that was dropped in the previous update was the ability to copy text from tweets with the iOS ‘tap and hold’ feature into the iPhone app. This feature is also back in the latest version of Twitter for iPhone app. However, the feature is back with a restriction as users will no more have the ability to control the copies text as the whole tweet will be copied to the clipboard.

Twitter not only bring old feature back, there are plethora of new features introduced in the latest version as well. Twitter also says that it has improved the functionality of the application through this update. Now the point is whether the changes are enough to draw users back to its app which previously shifted to third-party alternatives.

Twitter for iPhone 4.1 will soon be available in the Apple’s App Store for download as soon as the roll out completes.

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