It has been a little while since Twitter updated their logo by rotating their bird icon just a few degrees counter-clockwise. iOS 6 beta 2 came with an updated icon for the integrated Twitter support, but Twitter’s iOS application lagged behind without an icon change. Today, Twitter 4.3 is live in the App Store with not only an updated icon with the new Twitter logo, but also with some new features. The new application icon with the updated Twitter logo is shown below:
Twitter now allows you to see previews of content from links to partnered Web sites right from your Twitter stream – in other words, screenshot site links will now let you see image previews and YouTube links will let you see video previews, push notifications for specific Tweets or Retweets from people you follow has been added, and ambient notifications so that Twitter-specific notifications don’t bother you as much when you’re in the Twitter application has also been added as a highly requested feature to the Twitter application.
Other minor changes to the application include:
- Enhanced autocomplete for searches
- Indications when new Discover stories are available for you
- Avatars can be tapped to get to people's Twitter profiles
- In-app password entry for authentication purposes
- Hungarian language support added
- Stability improvements and bug fixes included
The update looks good so far and the application is already more responsive than it was before the update, where the application was pretty sluggish. The updates probably still aren’t enough to sway people away from third party clients like Tweetbot, but people that use the stock Twitter application day-by-day should be pretty excited for the update and should find it to make the overall mobile Twitter experience better. The overall appearance of the application is still the same.
You can grab the free update from this link. While you're at it, don't forget to follow ModMyi!
Sources: App Store