Share via Twitter

As most of you guys know by now, I’ve been a pretty big proponent of the official Twitter app for quite some time. As a former Tweetbot user, I find the official Twitter app to be more engaging.

But there are still a couple of lingering issues with the official Twitter app that I despise. One of them is the lack of a quick way to access my Twitter lists. The other, is an issue that Twitter just remedied today.

As of today, and as first spotted by MacStories, users can now share content from the stock Twitter app using the native iOS 8 share sheet. While not as seamless as it could be, it’s still a large step in the right direction for Twitter on the iPhone.

Here are before and after screenshots showcasing the new Share via functionality in the official Twitter app.

Twitter Share Sheet

The old, on the left, verus the new—right two screenshots

As you can see, the Mail Tweet, Copy link to Tweet, and Send to Reading List options are now consolidated into the new Share via button, which opens up to the native iOS Share Sheet. As such, sharing stuff in the official Twitter app will still take an additional tap of the Share via button, but it’s certainly better than what we had before.

Now if Twitter could only solve its issues with burying lists, and incorporate a streaming timeline; then I’d be 100% satisfied with my move from Tweetbot.

What Twitter app do you currently use? Are you happy to see the official Twitter app gain native sharing in iOS 8?

  • Mr.Coolfreak

    What do you mean a streaming timeline?

    • Tweetbot can stream your timeline updates over Wi-Fi.

  • HugoV

    Umm…. Tweetbot 3!

  • Khafaga

    Tweetbot

  • Noohar

    Tweetbot user here as well.

  • Gaetano

    Does anybody know if it is compatible with twitter++? Thanks

    • Matthew Wiggins

      It’s compatible.

  • I agree that Twitter has some features that make it better than Tweetbot. I would totally use it if it weren’t for the painful blue skin over top of it. Same with the web interface.