Twitter has released an update to its iOS app with improvements to searches and the Discover tab, which enables you to see the latest trending topics and tweets. Other additions include links opening instantly when tapped and also performance updates which will help those with older iOS devices.
What’s New in Version 5.3
Instantly access great content with improvements to search and Discover on iPhone.
* Discover delivers a single stream of Tweets, Trends, Activity and accounts to follow. Pull to refresh or keep scrolling to see more content.
* Search now shows the most relevant mix of people, Tweets and photos.
* It’s also easier to use search with one button at the top of the app.
* You can see your five most recent searches and tap them to redo the search, or you can clear your recent search history.
* Links instantly open web pages when you tap URLs in your stream.
* Performance improvements make launch times faster, especially for older iOS devices.
* Connect shows interactions like new followers, retweets and mentions by default. You can switch to “view mentions only” in settings.
* Improved right-to-left language support for Arabic and Hebrew.
* Bug fixes and other improvements.
The update is nice as having links open up right away from the timeline saves taps and time. If you want to learn more about the changes in search, the Twitter Engineering blog details the new experience now based on the most relevant content such as tweets, user accounts, images, news and more.
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