Twitter for iOS has been updated today adding support for inline previews of both images and Vine videos within your home timeline. The new update allows you to tweet a picture without text, which while odd, is encouraged in the changelog. You can reply, retweet, favorite, or follow someone straight from a Tweet in your home timeline.
Twitter reminds us that Tweet previews can be turned off in ‘Settings’. To follow someone from within your timeline, just hit the ‘+’ sign at the bottom far right of a tweet.
This latest update is one of a continuing and steady stream of improvements from Twitter, who were among the first social networks to release an app designed for iOS 7. The official app is hardly terrible. While it might not be in the class of Twitterific or Tweetbot 3.0, it’s certainly a worthy app for those looking for a solid free option.
You can download Twitter for iPhone and iPad from the App Store. If you currently have it installed and auto-updates enabled, you might already have access to these new features.