The official Twitter app for the iPhone and Android smarties has had a swizzy update, adding new features to everyone’s favourite micro-blogging service and restoring some that previous versions had ditched.
Common to the updated apps on both platforms is the revival of the swipe shortcut. Regular Tweeters will remember this as the much-missed function that enabled them to share, RT, ‘favourite’ and reply to tweets without leaving their timeline.
But, aside from a new method intended to make it easier to find people to follow that’s also present and correct on iPhone and Android, the range of features that the update brings to the platforms are very different.
The iPhone version, for instance, now lets users copy and paste tweets and profiles. iOS kits have also been granted the ability to change the font setting by clicking a tab and mark DMs as read.
That’s absent from the Android application. But as recompense, there’s a subtle redesign that's intended to optimise the app for use with tablets and kits running the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Google’s operating system.
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