Tweetbot 3 gains support for viewing images in Direct Messages

By , Dec 30, 2013

Tweeetbot 3.2.1 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)

One of the most-loved Twitter clients for the iPhone and iPad, Tapbots’ Tweetbot, has been updated with the ability to view images included in Direct Messages.

Available as a free update in the App Store, Tweetbot version 3.2.1 brings various bug fixes and the ability to view images attached to Direct Messages.

Twitter has enabled image attachments in Direct Messages two weeks ago and Tweetbot is among the first apps to support this neat little feature…

Unfortunately, you can view but not send images in Direct Messages using Tweetbot.

Actually, this is true for all third-party Twitter clients because Twitter’s public API currently does not currently support this capability in apps other than Twitter’s own.

Thus far, only Twitter’s official app for the iPhone and iPad (a free download from the App Store) lets you send images in Direct Messages, a feature they added in mid-December. Don’t worry, the micro-blogging service is said to be allowing image-sending in Direct Messages via its public API soon enough.

Tweeetbot 3.2.1 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

So how’s this important then?

Basically, if I’m using Twitter’s app to attach a screenshot or a photo to a Direct Message, you’ll be now able to see it if you’re using Tweetbot.

Release notes accompanying the download make no mention of other improvements besides bug fixes and viewing images in Direct Messages.

Tweetbot 3 for the iPhone and iPod touch is $4.99 in the App Store.

The iPad edition is a separate $2.99 download.

Note that Tweetbot for iPad hasn’t yet been refreshed with the iOS 7 look and feel – hence the lower price.

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  • Bob

    Mobile Substrate, where you at bro.

    • Ellyn IsfeelingThelove

      It’s out now!

      • Bob

        woooohooooooooo :D

  • Viktor_Zweig

    Wrong! Tweetbot 3 for iPad does not exist, yet… The link you provided opens old version. This works only for iPhone.

    • http://twitter.com/jmarsh5 Justin Marshall

      That’s what he said.

      • RarestName

        That makes no sense whatsoever.

      • http://twitter.com/jmarsh5 Justin Marshall

        I meant that’s what Christian said in the article. Read the end of the post. Wasn’t going for the ‘That’s what she said’ joke but good try.

      • RarestName

        Edited?

        (ಠ_ಠ)

      • http://twitter.com/jmarsh5 Justin Marshall

        Uhhhh, no.

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    You can view but not send, WHY TWITTER WHY

  • RarestName

    Too bad I switched back to Tweetbot 2.

  • chrisshen9

    An app called mxtube entered the AppStore and it can download YouTube vids just like the jailbreak tweak ! Download it b4 it’s gone

  • Riley Freeman

    I gotta say $5 for a twitter app is pretty ridiculous in today’s day and age. Especially when I’m betting it’s not much more than a new skin. I bought 1 and 2 but I’m definitely not paying 5$ for 3.

    The best twitter app I have ever used to date was über twitter on the blackberries. Too bad they could never match that product on their iPhone and I’m assuming android counterparts.

    Time to go look for a new twitter app