Twitter’s iOS apps have received a lot of criticism over the past year — particularly the iPhone app. Its lack of power features, and controversial redesign late last year, has driven millions of users to opt for third-party clients.

But according to a recently-leaked change log, Twitter’s iPhone app is about to receive a major update. Twitter 4.3, which should hit the App Store in the next few days, will feature new in-app push notifications and several other enhancements…

Last night, 9to5Mac noticed that the redesigned App Store in iOS 6 was showing a change log for Twitter 4.3 — despite the fact that it hasn’t been released yet. As of this writing, it’s still there, and includes a long list of new features and enhancements:

  • Discover more interactive experiences inside any Tweet: when you view tweet details containing links to partner websites, you can now see content previews, view images, play videos and more
  • Special experience around selected events: we’ll curate accounts and surface the best Tweets and photos from the those involved
  • Improvements to autocomplete suggestions when you search for people in Connect
  • Push Notifications for Tweets: you can know immediately when selected people you follow have tweeted
  • Ambient notifications: enables you to see brief non-interruptive notifications in the status bar while you are using the app
  • Discover: now indicates when new stories are available for the user to load
  • Trends: support for personalized trends
  • Tappable avatars that take you directly to user profiles
  • Performance improvements
  • Support for password entry in app when experiencing authentication issues
  • Hungarian language support
  • Updated with new Twitter bird
  • Many other tweaks, polish, and bug and crasher fixes

The new push notifications addition will certainly come in handy, as it will allow users to be notified when their favorite Twitter accounts (like iDB) send out a tweet. And other new features like personalized trends and ‘special event experiences’ look interesting as well.

Twitter 4.3 isn’t available for download yet. But if you’re interested in seeing the release notes for yourself, you can find them in the Twitter for iPhone app, in the iOS 6 App Store, under Update History. Of course, we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as the update becomes available.

What do you think of the new features in Twitter 4.3?

  • WM

    Wont be as good as tweetbot

    • himynameisBLiNK

      really? and you know this how? pretty pathetic how closed minded some people are. i love Tweetbot but i am also not ignorant enough to say something like this until I SEE FOR MYSELF

      • Actually you can say something like that 🙂 why?
        Because this is not a major overhauled update to twitter (its 4.3 not 5) and will resemble the same current design overall.

      • Relax, it’s just his opinion.

      • well, when you pay for something you expect it to be better than the free ones no matter what update they make.haha

  • samdchuck

    The one major thing that has prevented me from updating past 3.3.5 is the removal of the up down buttons when in the single tweet view. Sure, the new design definitively didn’t help me move along, but that’s how I read twitter, one tweet at a time. You used to be able to just swipe down the entire page to get to the next tweet, but they removed that some time ago as well.

  • Waiting for it. Long awaited update finally here. Push notifications for tweets of favorite accounts will be a really nice feature.

  • So Tweetie is getting an update?

    • Umm yeah that’s what the article is about!

  • I think it’s still not as good as Tweetbot.

  • that crescent moon on your status bar beside the time, is that a feature of ios 6 or a cydia tweak?

    • iOS 6 “Don’t disturb” feature

  • they ripped tweetbot in most of those features