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Good news, iPhone Twitter addicts! Twitter’s official iPhone app has been updated to version 4.1 with new features, and the return of some missing features. Sadly, this update only affects the iPhone version; the iPad doesn’t see any new features.

Perhaps the most useful change is the return of simple copying of the text of a tweet. Now when you tap and hold a tweet, you’ll be able to copy the text once again. Why this was removed in the first place is far beyond the minds of us mere mortals.

Two other substantial changes: One, the addition of swiping to interact with tweets. Now a simple swipe will allow you to retweet, favorite, reply, or go to that user’s profile. Two, they returned the capability to mark all DMs as read. It’s surprising that these features were absent from the 4.0 release. It seems odd, no?

Full Changelog:

  • Swipe shortcut
  • Copy and paste for tweets and profiles
  • Press and hold actions on links in tweet details
  • Font size settings
  • Direct Message improvements
  • Confirmation alert for Find Friends
  • Improved startup time and general performance improvement
  • Improved image quality in tweet detail
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Profile shows whether a user follows you
  • Verified badges in people search results
  • New language: Turkish
  • Lots of other polish and bug fixes

Are you still using the official Twitter client, or have they scared you away with their obnoxious updates à la Dickbar? If you have dropped the official Twitter client, what client are you using now? Sound off by tweeting us @macgasm. We’d love to hear about your favorite apps.

Source: Twitter Blog
Image Credit: Andrew Lawlor

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