Twitter Introduces New Features to iPhone and Android Apps
In addition to new improvements, Twitter has re-introduced some familiar features to its iPhone and Android apps.
The company brought back the ability to swipe individual tweets to reveal actions, such as reply, retweet, and favorite. This feature was originally available in Tweetie, which eventually became Twitter for mobile.
Both apps also received a new feature that aims to improve the process of finding friends on Twitter. You will now see a warning when using the Find Friends feature so you know that your email and phone contacts are being uploaded securely.
People using iPhones will notice the most changes as Twitter has returned the ability to press and hold text to copy the body of tweets and user profiles.
Twitter has also introduced a new read-it-later option that saves links within tweets. To activate this feature, go to the Settings menu and tap Advanced. Additionally, the company updated the Direct Messages section and you now have the ability to mark all messages as read by tapping a checkmark in the lower righthand corner.
Android users will notice a variety of bug fixes as well as support for Ice Cream Sandwich and devices without location or camera support. And finally, Twitter is now compatible with the Kindle Fire through the Amazon App Store and the Barnes & Noble Nook, which will be available on February 23rd.