Twitter restores popular features to its iPhone, Android apps

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Twitter restores popular features to its iPhone, Android apps

Twitter has revived some lost but not forgotten features for its latest mobile apps.

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Twitter has again tweaked its iPhone and Android apps, reviving a few “high-demand” features that were jettisoned from the previous versions, as described yesterday in Twitter’s official blog.

Both apps have brought back the swipe shortcut. Swiping a tweet in your timeline now displays the toolbar of icons that let you reply to, retweet, share, or view the tweeter’s profile all without having to exit the timeline.

And both versions have added a new alert to the “Find Friends” feature. Now when you tap on the feature at the bottom of the Discover tab, Twitter will specifically tell you that it’s checking the contact list on your mobile device to see who’s already on Twitter. You can then choose who you want to follow.

Sorry, Android users, but the other tweaks in the new 4.1 version apply only to the iPhone app.

Back in action on the iPhone is Twitter’s copy-and-paste feature. You can once again copy and paste the text of tweets and entire user profiles just by pressing down on the content until the Copy button pops up.

The “share” buttons that appear when you view a tweet with a link now offer more options, including the ability to tweet, e-mail, or… [Read more]

Twitter restores popular features to its iPhone, Android apps

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