Twitter has updated its iPad app today. The company says it’s “rebuilt the app from the ground up to make it fast, beautiful and easy to use.”
The new app loaded faster for us and made switching between your home feed, your mentions and searching easier. Those tabs sit on the left side of the screen, however you hold your iPad.
When you expand Tweets with photo or video links, the tweet launches in full screen with the photo or video displayed for easy viewing or playback. You can also see much more of the summaries of your timeline, giving you a better idea if the topic is something you want to open up in your “twitter browser” and explore further.
Here are the release notes from Twitter product manager Sung Hu Kim
Tweets come alive in the new Twitter for iPad. Expand Tweets with a single touch to see beautiful photos, rich videos and web page summaries right in your timeline. Dive into the content with another tap to see the photo, play the video or read links from the web in fullscreen mode.
Keep conversations going by tracking your interactions with other people: See who has followed or mentioned you, retweeted or favorited your Tweets.
Tap into a stream of useful and entertaining information personalized for you. Read news stories that are popular within your network, see which Tweets and accounts are favorited and followed by the people you know, see what topics are trending, and find great new accounts to follow.
Express yourself by adding a beautiful new header photo to your new profile. It appears consistently above your Tweets on iPad, mobile apps and twitter.com, and you can change it anytime. You can also remember the moments you’ve shared on Twitter by swiping through your photo stream on your profile or tapping photos to go fullscreen.