Twitter for iOS Gets Support for Peek and Pop 3D Touch Gestures


On Friday, Twitter released an update to its iOS app with native support for in-app Peek and Pop 3D Touch gestures.

The latest Twitter version 6.54 builds on existing 3D Touch integration that the company introduced shortly after Apple rollout out iOS 9 last fall. In particular, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners can now preview individual tweets, Twitter Moments and embedded links, pictures, videos, GIFs and more using Apple’s 3D Touch interface.

Pressing down on iPhone’s display invokes a peek event, while a deeper press pops selected media into an associated app, like Safari or YouTube.

In peek mode, users can swipe up to access additional functions including mute and block user, report tweet and options for sharing via Twitter direct message or iOS Share Sheets. The same gesture works on pictures and other embedded media, but is limited to sharing operations.

Prior to the company’s latest update, Twitter’s 3D Touch integration ended at Quick Action home screen gestures for composing a new message, tweet or search.

Twitter for iOS is available as a free download from the App Store. The app requires any device running iOS 8.0 or later.