Twitter for iPhone Gets Major Update with New Design

By , Dec 8, 2011

Twitter, the popular social networking service, has just released a major update for its official iPhone app. Version 4.0 echoes the changes that the company has been rolling out to its web app, with a new look and new features.

The app has been noticeably revamped with an all-new user interface. Most notably, the four tabs across the bottom of the app have been replaced with “Home,” “Connect,” “Discover” and “Me” buttons that aim to enhance your Twitter experience…

Home

Home is where you view tweets from the people you have chosen to follow. It’s your personal collection of tweets featuring the latest news, commentary, and information from the sources you care about. Photos, videos, and conversations are embedded directly in tweets so you can see the whole story at a glance.

Connect

The new Connect section is where you get in on the conversation. It’s the place to see who has followed or mentioned you, retweeted, or favorited one of your tweets. Connect is your way to keep the conversation flowing.

Discover

Discover lets you tap into a stream of useful and entertaining information customized just for you. When you use Discover, you’ll see results reflecting your interests based on your current location, who you follow, and what’s happening in the world. As you use Twitter more, Discover gets even better at serving up content just for you.

Me

The new Me section puts you and your interests front and center. Others can Tweet directly to you and view your lists, favorites, followers, photos and more. The Me tab is also where you can stay current on your direct message conversations. The Me tab is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the world.

I actually love the new Twitter. The UI is gorgeous and the imbedded images and conversations are an awesome addition. If you use the official Twitter app, I highly recommend downloading the update. It’s free, and you can get it from the App Store now.

Don’t forget, you can follow iDB and its entire staff on Twitter.

What do you think of Twitter 4.0 for iPhone?

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  • Gus Me

    I really like the new look and feel of it. One thing I don’t like and wonder why they removed it was the swipe options. It was so easy and something that I think would’ve been easy to keep intact. But other than that, very nice.

    • http://twitter.com/Gielk Giel Konink ✔

      yea i mis that swipe gesture 2 !

  • Jesus Badia Closa

    I love the new Twitter app. I’ve been using Tweetbot for a while now, but I’ll give the Official one a try and see which one gets the win.

    • http://twitter.com/eGichomo Evans Gichomo

      How has the experience been on the new twitter? I’m still stuck on tweetbot :)

  • Anonymous

    Just updated. Its pretty awesome. But it cannot beat Tweetbot.

    • http://twitter.com/the415giant F P

      What’s the major difference between tweetbot and the iPhone twitter app?

      • Anonymous

        Timeline, looks better

      • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.m.simon Stephen Michael Simon

        Just better all around. Timeline is much better (includes pic previews) and the overall functionality of it works more seamlessly.

      • Carlos del Valle

        the best for me is the timeline/list management of tweetbot, one you get to use it its hard to go back.

  • Andre Grey

    the new twitter app looks great..i’ve tried every last twitter app their is and ive been sold on Echofon…but i might give this a try…i really wish they would update the font size..

  • http://twitter.com/eslehz ESLEHZ

    Now all that’s missing is privacy settings.

  • Daniel

    Tweetbot is still hands down the best Twitter app on the market. No other app has mute filters! There’s a reason why Apple chose it as one of the best social networking app of 2011!

    • http://twitter.com/StepOffGrandpa DreVanHellin

      There are a number of twitter apps that have mute filters just have to get the correct 1

    • http://twitter.com/kull14 kull

      Its alright if more people used google + it would be better

  • http://twitter.com/MeenaSunilK Sunilkumar

    embedded and not imbedded.

  • Carlos del Valle

    for me its still under tweetbot. I use lists all the time and its very annoying to have to go through several windows to get there.

  • http://twitter.com/jgrenard1 James Grenard

    Only thing I wish they would add in a future update is to make the text smaller/larger based on preference. Personally, I think the text is TOO big. I’ve always had it set to the smallest on the previous version. Other than that, great job Twitter!