Twitter Overhaul Leaked Via iOS 6 App Store

9to5mac has reported that a Twitter for iPhone overhaul has been leaked via the iOS 6 App Store. This overhaul is long expected as the current Twitter for iPhone application is too underpowered for most users, leaving out a lot of great features that power users enjoy in applications such as Tweetbot.

Some of the most notable new features that were leaked include a new ‘personal’ tab, the ability to tap on a user’s avatar to view his/her profile, and a new preview feature that lets you view images, videos and other content before actually opening them. If you would like to view the full list of features, 9to5mac has summarized them in the list below:

  • More interactive Tweet view experience: content previews, videos, images and more will now be shown within tweets containing links to “partner websites.”
  • Tweets about “selected events” will now be highlighted. Twitter will curate the relevant tweets and images
  • In the Connect tab, autocomplete improvements will be now be present. Twitter rolled out something similar to their official website last week.
  • Major push notifications enhancement: You will now be able to choose to receive push notifications when certain people tweet
  • Like in Tweetbot, you will now be able to receive unobtrusive Twitter notifications while you are using the app.
  • The Discover tab will now be able to alert users when new content is ready for perusal
  • Personalized Trends
  • You will now be able to tap a user’s avatar to be taken to their profile page
  • Improved performance
  • You will now be able to manually input your password when having authentication issues
  • Hungarian localization
  • Finally: the new Twitter logo will be features on the icon (“The new Twitter bird”)
  • Also promised is a slew of other tweaks, polish, and bug fixes
What do you think of these changes? Are they enough to get you to switch away from Tweetbot, TweetDeck or another client? Let us know in the comments.

Source: iOS 6 App Store via ModMyI via 9to5mac
Image Credit: William Hook

Andrew is a geek, Apple enthusiast, blogger and coffee lover from Chicago.