Tapbots today refreshed Tweetbot for iPhone and iPad, its popular Twitter client on App Store, with a trio of subtle changes, including the ability to easily return to your last read location.

This nifty new feature where if you accidentally tap the status bar and scroll to the top of your timeline lets you tap the status bar again in order to return to your last read location.

Don’t forget that Tweetbot’s settings let you decide how the app syncs your last read position. You can have it sync the read position across devices via iCloud or using the Tweet Marker service, which also syncs your read position with any Twitter client set up with Tweet Marker.

Other changes in Tweetbot 4.8 for iOS include better line spacing in tweets that contain emoji and enhanced support for iOS 11’s new Arabic font.

Today’s update is available at no charge to all existing users of the app.

Tweetbot is a $4.99 download from App Store.

  • AngryDingo

    “This nifty new feature where if you accidentally tap the status bar and scroll to the top of your timeline lets you tap the status bar again in order to return to your last read location.”

    ABOUT DAMN TIME. I hope this goes into the MacOS version as well. This “shortcut” had to have been the stupidest thing implemented ever. It made no sense when there is an easily draggable scroll handle RIGHT THERE & accidentally activating it meant the user lost their place.

    Rather than add a fix, they should get rid of the stupid shortcut instead.

    • mickey

      Isn’t this more of an issue with iOS rather than Tweetbot? I use it quite often in safari and news reading type apps. Definitely tapped it accidentally many times in Twitter/Tweetbot though. Such a useful tweak they added there.

    • ticky13

      I’ve frequently scrolled to the top by accident when wanting to slide down the notification screen. Glad this will fix the issue.

  • big Rafa

    well.. just noticed that polls created on twitter didn’t show on tweetbot

    • ticky13

      I asked Tapbots about this previously and they stated Twitter hasn’t released the API for third-parties to offer polls.

      • big Rafa

        this puts tweetbot on a disadvantage position since i payed 5$ for their app and twitter its free.. well this is the 3rd app im purchasing from tapbots.. around 20$ in total.. lol