Twitter App Update Adds Photos in Direct Messages and Swipe Navigation for Timelines
On Tuesday, Twitter released a refreshed 6.0 version of its iPhone and Android apps, which now include the ability to share and view photos in a direct message (DM), a new single-finger swipe gesture for switching between the Home, Discover, and Activity timelines, and support for the Safari Reading List.
In previous versions of Twitter, users couldn’t add or receive photos in direct messages, or even view album photos in that space, but now when writing a message, your camera roll photos are directly available for adding to a new DM directly from within the app.
The new update also makes it easier to navigate between the three Twitter timelines by your pressing finger down on a page and switching from right or left. You can use the same single finger gestures to delete an individual message by sliding the selected message to the left and tapping the red delete button.
For iPhone users, selected tweets with links to web content can now be bookmarked to the Safari Reading List, which gets synced to the Safari web browser on your all your Apple devices.
The new version also includes notification updates. For Android users, mobile notifications can be turned on for specific users by tapping the star on their profile, and iPhone users can choose to view replies, retweets, and favorites from only the people they follow.
And finally, users can search tweets from people they follow, just like when making hashtag and keyword searches.
Source: Twitter Blogs