Twitter's Latest Update Reintroduces A Favourite Function and Adds Tablet Support

By Andrew Tarantola on at

The Swipe gesture was an indispensable function for power-Tweeters back in the day, so I never really understood why Twitter killed it off in the first place. Thankfully, Swipe's been resurrected a just-released update for both iOS and Android apps. And those aren't the only changes.

iOS app users will see a variety of bug fixes as well as once again be able to copy and paste text. To use it, just long-press the tweet you want copied. Also, the Share feature has been expanded. It the tweet contains a link, you'll not only be able to copy the tweet itself or email someone a link to it (as you had previously been able to) but you'll also be able to tweet, copy, or email that link independently from the tweet itself, as well as tag it for later reading and open the link directly in Safari. Users will also be able to adjust font sizes and mark all DMs as read simultaneously.

Android users will now be treated to a Twitter optimised for tablets, where it will work on devices using Ice Cream Sandwich. In addition, the Android app received its fair share of bug fixes as well as added support for devices that lack cameras or location-detection.

For both apps, Swipe is back. This gesture function allows users to reply to, retweet, favourite, share, check an other user's profile, without navigating away from the timeline. And finally, when user's engage the Find My Friends function, they'll receive an explicit warning that the company is going to hold onto your entire address book for the next 18 months. You know, for safe keeping. Both apps are currently available for download from their respective marketplaces. [TwitterBlog via TNW]