Twitter has just announced that it has pushed a new version of Twitter for iPhone to the App Store. The app entails a number of updates including an improved Discover tab and more functionality for its push notification feature.

The Twitter app has received a lot of criticism over the redesign it received back in December of last year. In fact, a lot of folks left it for other third-party clients. Well this new update may be enough to win some of them back…

Leading off the improvements is a revamped Discover tab. You can now use this tab to browse an activity stream of tweets that are favorited and retweeted by people you follow, allowing you to “discover” new users.

Twitter also improved its Search function in the app, making it easier to find the things that you are looking for. This includes a new auto-complete and suggestion feature that will help you track down people or topics.

And finally, push notifications now work with Interactions. So now you can be notified when someone retweets or favorites one of your tweets, or follows you. In the past, push notifications only worked for direct messages and mentions.

As always, you can update your Twitter app via the App Store. Or if you don’t have it, you can download it here for free.

What do you think of the new Twitter update?

  • huh… back to tweetbot

  • I’ll continue to use Echofon until the Twitter app gets a mute button. Some of friends like to flood my timeline.

  • echofon and tweetbot are so much better.

  • Tweetbot forever

  • i love twitter app, but im a little dissapointed with this upgrade

  • i love the new @ connect tab were you can also see others that retweeted your tweets the people who followed you etc..but i see tweetbot updating to it also.