While many different apps were updated on Wednesday, September 18 to follow in sync with the public release of iOS 8, some companies waited, like Twitter. The company has officially updated their social networking app, though, to take advantage of some iOS 8 features, and put a bigger focus on profiles.
The update was detailed via their public blog, and dives into the new profiles that will be displayed in the iOS Twitter app from here on out, as long as you’re on iOS 7 or later. With the new profiles, it’s all about the content, with the user’s bio right there on the front screen, and no longer a swipe away. On top of that, you’ll also see more prominent displays of tweets sent, and pictures uploaded to the network.
“You can see a bio as soon as you get to the profile — it’s no longer a swipe away. The timelines for Tweets, photos and favorites are easy to get to, and you can access them from wherever you are in that profile.“
As a final note, Twitter also mentions (as if it’s just a passing piece of functionality) that Twitter for iOS 8 now supports interactive notifications. So, if you use the stock Twitter app, you’ll now be able to Reply, Retweet, Follow, Favorite and more right from the push notification you’ll receive on your device.
The update is now available, and you can find a link to the free app through the source link below.