The Twitter app for iOS devices was today updated to version 6.73.1, adding a small but important feature that allows users to have more control over the amount of storage space Twitter uses on an iPhone or iPad.

A new storage setting lets users see how much storage space Twitter is using for cached images and web content, and it offers an option for clearing stored data. Users can choose to clear Media storage or Web storage independently. Some Twitter users appear to have a dedicated "Storage" section, while others are seeing the information listed under "Data usage," so it's not clear what the final storage UI will look like.

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Twitter's new cache clearing option will be a welcome addition for users who frequently use the default app. Prior to the introduction of the storage setting, the only way to clear a large Twitter cache that was taking up a lot of space was to delete and reinstall the Twitter app.

The new option brings the official Twitter app in line with third-party Twitter apps like Tweetbot that already offer a cache clearing option.

Twitter for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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Top Rated Comments

itsmilo Avatar
57 months ago
This should be mandatory for any app
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lunarworks Avatar
57 months ago
Thank you.

Any app that caches vast amounts of media should be required to have this option.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coolfactor Avatar
57 months ago
... and so continues to declining consistency of the user interface.

"Image previews" should be "Image Previews".
"Web storage" should be "Web Storage"
... etc.

These "new age" developers are really eating away at my patience.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JRobinsonJr Avatar
57 months ago
Adding a ‘clear’ button will only incentivise people to manual maintenance, like closing applications. Apps should simply be reasonable with caching and not use it as a sink.
Amen to that, with the additional requirement that all caching apps need to have the capability to automatically manage cache content with appropriate 'maximum cache size' settings.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
strayts Avatar
57 months ago
Now it's Facebook and Instagram's turn. It's absurd how much storage they take up.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DrumApple Avatar
57 months ago
Spotify needs to do the same.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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