Twitter for iOS Gains Support for Peek and Pop 3D Touch Gestures

twitterThe official Twitter app for iOS was today updated to version 6.54, quietly adding expanded 3D Touch support. As noticed by MacStories, the update enables Peek and Pop gestures within the Twitter app itself, allowing Twitter users with an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus to preview content through a "Peek" and then quickly open it up with a "Pop."

Peek and Pop gestures are available for previewing tweets, pictures, links, and user profiles, and with a swipe up on a Peek gesture, there are quick tools for sharing, reporting, muting, and blocking.

Twitter previously featured 3D Touch support, but it was limited to Home screen Quick Actions, allowing users to do things like search, create a new tweet, or send a direct message.

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48 months ago
Finally! Peek is so useful for previewing links. I use it all the time in general on all sites.
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48 months ago

I don't get it. Sounds useless.

Not understanding something would often make something seem useless.
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48 months ago
I'm kinda actually tired of the recent trend where social media apps list absolutely nothing in their update change logs and instead include a witty sentence. If it weren't for MR, I probably wouldn't have known what was new until I accidentally stumbled upon it.
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48 months ago

I'm kinda actually tired of the recent trend where social media apps list absolutely nothing in their update change logs and instead include a witty sentence. If it weren't for MR, I probably wouldn't have known what was new until I accidentally stumbled upon it.


Not just social media apps, but many app developers are guilty of this. It comes across as lazy, in my mind. Do they not have enough respect for end users to detail out what has been changed? I think it's irresponsible of them not to explain, in reasonable detail, what is new or has been changed. Users should be able to make informed decisions.

Yes, Twitter and other app developers, we do read the release notes. Make them count, please!
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US only update? Not available in AU even after the update.


You're not peeking and popping it right. :p
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48 months ago
I just wish they'd use SafariViewController. It would be great if I wouldn't need to long-press on links to open them in Safari.
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48 months ago
Twitter fell off
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48 months ago
Okay, I genuinely think this could be useful. Sometimes you just want to quickly look at the replies without opening the tweet.
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48 months ago

Finally! Peek is so useful for previewing links. I use it all the time in general on all sites.

Agree. I know a lot people still think 3D Touch is a gimmick, especially using features like Peek and Pop. But I use it quite a lot. But one of the apps I really wanted Peek and Pop to happen with, was Twitter. Strange that they didn't do this earlier. But better late than never, right?

I'll be using this a lot, that's for sure. It can be so handy, since you don't have to keep tapping tweets to see the comments for example, or to go all the way to a website and then having to go back again. It's much easier to just 'preview' it with Peek and let go of the screen to go back. It's a timesaver to me. :P
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48 months ago
I'm not much of a Tweeter if you will. But Hopefully we can see more of 3D Touch develop. Once you start using it more often, it really is a nice short cut and convenience factor.
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48 months ago
Apple has really dropped the ball when it comes to making it easy for app developers to include 3d touch gestures in their apps.

If Apple releases a new feature like this it really should draw developer's attention to it using some practical examples of how to implement it.

Just like it markets the store, Apple should market the new technologies better to developers so there is more consistency using things like 3d touch.

It would also be great if new versions of xcode scan a project and look for parts of code that might benefit from a 3d gesture. For example, parts of xcode that use long press gestures might benefit from a 3d touch as well so Xcode should suggest that and give a basic implementation.

You would have more developers using the technology thus giving a more consistent experience for all users using devices that have that feature in built.
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