Following the launch of iOS 9, Twitter has updated its iPhone and iPad application to allow users to respond directly to tweets from push notifications that pop up in the notification tray.
While a relatively minor update, this new feature helps make responding to tweets significantly easier on iOS devices. The ability to view blocked and muted accounts from the app’s settings section, a feature that was previously only available through Twitter’s web client, has also been added to the mobile version of the app as well.
In terms of other notable additions to Twitter’s iOS app, videos will now autoplay when a tweet’s details are opened, the same way they would within a standard Twitter timeline.
Here are all of the latest update’s changes (version 6.37):
Starting today, Twitter users on iOS 9 can expect the following when they update to version 6.37:
– The ability to access muted and blocked accounts in Settings
– Full support for the quick reply from push notifications
– Videos in tweet details will autoplay the same way they do in your timeline
– You’ll have visibility of tweet text during full-screen video playback in someone’s profile
– Enjoy media swiping capability during full-screen video playback
– and finally, quoted tweets will appear as an embedded media, reducing character count
There’s no word yet on when or if the Android version of Twitter’s app will receive a similar update. Download the new version of Twitter for iOS at this link.
In other Twitter related news, the social media platform recently revealed it has plans to launch a unified interface across its iPhone and iPad app, named Twitter for iOS.