Tweetbot 5 for iOS Now Available With Refreshed Look, Dark Mode, and GIPHY Support

The newest version of the popular Tweetbot Twitter app for iOS devices launched this morning, introducing a revamped look for the app along with several new features.

Tweetbot 5's new look better matches the redesigned Mac version of Tweetbot that was introduced back in May, with redesigned profiles, tweet status details, timeline, and more. The app also adopts the new Tweetbot app logo that first debuted for Mac.


The updated version of the iOS app includes a revamped Dark Mode that looks great on Apple's lineup of OLED iPhones, and GIFs and videos can now be set to autoplay. Autoplay is turned on when updating, but can be adjusted within the settings of the app.


Built-in support for GIF service GIPHY adds a new GIF button to the compose window for quickly searching for and then adding a GIF to a tweet. Descriptions can be added to an image when creating a tweet, and Tapbots has added haptic feedback support.


Full release notes for the update are below:
- GIF support in compose view (Powered by Giphy).
- Redesigned profiles.
- Redesigned tweet status details.
- New iconography and app icon.
- Optimized dark theme for OLED displays.
- Support for haptic feedback.
- Auto video playback in the timeline (which can be disabled in the settings).
- Ability to add descriptions to images when composing.
Tweetbot can be downloaded from the App Store for $4.99. The new update is free for existing users. [Direct Link]



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5 weeks ago

Is there anything this app provides that the official one doesn’t?


A sane, non-user-hostile app experience that isn't shoving "promoted tweets" and "news" that you don't want at you constantly?
Rating: 13 Votes
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5 weeks ago
Pfft, GIPHY! :rolleyes: In my day, you made your own GIFs from nothing but silicon and electrical charges. Kids these days…
Rating: 8 Votes
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5 weeks ago
At least it’s a free update from Tweetbot 4.
Rating: 7 Votes
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5 weeks ago
I'm still a giant fan of this app. The official Twitter app feels totally disorganized to me. Just a straight up list of tweets is all I want to see. No ads, no highly interesting tweets, etc.

Once Twitter officially kills third party apps, I'm done with it.
Rating: 6 Votes
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5 weeks ago
that new icon....yuck.

and no offense to the tapbot guys, but at this point, aren't they just rearranging the deck chairs on the titantic? only reason i kept tweetbot was for streaming. once that API was killed, i haven't had a need for it.
Rating: 6 Votes
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5 weeks ago
Hmmm, they made the dark mode pitch black. I found the dark grey of version 4 much nicer en more readable. Pity.
Rating: 5 Votes
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5 weeks ago
I feel bad for these guys because Twitter effectively killed most of the value offered by this app. It's such a shame; Tweetbot was an amazing product when it had free rein and is what first got me using Twitter.

The official Twitter app offers a user experience that is beyond atrocious. Third parties are what made Twitter into something usable. Unsurprisingly, I seldom use Twitter now; both the app and the service are too full of stupid.
Rating: 4 Votes
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5 weeks ago
By the way, for those who liked the old dark theme, there are actually more themes available now: Default (light), Night (dark), Ocean, Pumpkin, Manhattan, Vintage and Console.

To unlock access to the themes, just give them a tip via Settings - Support Tweetbot, then go to Settings - Display and turn off Switch Automatically.

Given they made Tweetbot 5 a free upgrade over Tweetbot 4, I'm certainly happy to give them some more money so my favourite app keeps being updated in spite of Twitter's hostile antics.
Rating: 4 Votes
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5 weeks ago
What a very menacing looking icon.

The previous icon was happy looking and carefree while the new icon looks like the bird wants to peck your eyes out.
Rating: 3 Votes
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5 weeks ago
New dark mode is awful on iPad’s larger screen. Wayyyyy too much contrast. Don’t know why they wouldn’t have left old dark mode as a 3rd option. So frustrating.
Rating: 3 Votes
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