Twitter today updated its official Twitter app for iPad with a redesigned interface that makes better use of the iOS device's larger screen.

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The new Twitter interface on ‌iPad‌, first spotted by Applesfera

Up until now, Twitter on ‌iPad‌ adopted the exact same interface as on the iPhone, which meant ‌iPad‌ users were presented with a single timeline with two big white unused spaces on either side of it.

Fortunately, the update sees Twitter for ‌iPad‌ ditch the single timeline layout of the previous version and replace it with a multi-column view that works in both portrait and landscape mode and puts a lot more content at the user's fingertips.

If the design looks familiar, that's because it's pretty similar to the Twitter web app layout. The menu bar has been relocated from the bottom of the screen to the left side of the timeline, while trending topics and other variable content appear on the right side of the timeline.

Unlike third-party clients, Twitter has seemingly opted to keep things simple in its official app, as there's no way to customize the three-column view to display things like additional timelines, direct messages, or mentions. But the update at least means the additional screen real estate of ‌iPad‌ is no longer being under-utilized.

Twitter on ‌iPad‌ is a free download available on the App Store, while existing users of the app can update to the new version today. [Direct Link]

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fokmik Avatar
58 months ago

Who uses Twitter besides President Trump?
smarter people than those with facebook
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dannyyankou Avatar
58 months ago

Who uses Twitter besides President Trump?
“Who uses this thing that I don’t use?”
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
redheeler Avatar
58 months ago

smarter people than those with facebook
Careful making generalized statements like this as there are plenty of counter-examples.
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recoil80 Avatar
58 months ago
I don't see the new UI but I have version 8.4.1 maybe I can't see the new version yet. In landscape the UI is kind of boring so I'm glad they're changing it on the iPad
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Steve121178 Avatar
58 months ago

Who uses Twitter besides President Trump?
Hundreds of millions of us. Twitter is brilliant.
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itsmilo Avatar
58 months ago
The Twitter app is horrible with all the „what u missed“ what u may like BS and of course ... the ADs.

I will stick to 3rd parties that just give me a chronological feed
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