Twitter for iPhone Update Brings Back the Swipe Shortcut

Last December an update to the official iPhone Twitter app introduced a new, simpler interface. The changes were made to clearly make the app easy to use, but in doing so it removed some elegant shortcuts and features originally implemented by Loren Brichter’s Tweetie, which the app was based on.

Today, a new update brings back some old features such as the classic swipe shortcut and some other improvements. There’s also copy and paste for tweets and profiles, and font size settings to name a few. Check out the list of changes below:

What’s New in Version 4.1
Changes are for iPhone only:
– Swipe shortcut
– Copy and paste for tweets and profiles
– Press and hold actions on links in tweet details
– Font size settings
– Direct Message improvements
– Confirmation alert for Find Friends
– Improved startup time and general performance improvement
– Improved image quality in tweet detail
– Accessibility improvements
– Profile shows whether a user follows you
– Verified badges in people search results
– New language: Turkish
– Lots of other polish and bug fixes

Here’s a picture of the familiar swipe shortcut many have grown to love:

You can download the Twitter for iPhone update here, it’s free.

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  • Anonymous

    LOL! Too late. I switched to TweetBot. And I’m not going back. It’s so much better than the Twitter app.

  • Yes, TweetBot is excellent! But for a free app, Twitter will do for most ‘normal’ users.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder what Brichter is doing. Tweetie was a good app.