Description of App
From breaking news and entertainment to sports, politics, and everyday interests, when it happens in the world, it happens on Twitter first. See all sides
of the story. Join the conversation. Watch live streaming events. Twitter is what’s happening in the world and what people are talking about right now.
- Watch premium and exclusive live streams directly from your mobile device. No account required.
- Go Live with a tap or sit back and watch events unfold from around the world.
- Discover what your favorite sports, news, politics, and entertainment thought leaders are talking about
- Experience dynamic media — like photos, videos, and GIFs
- Retweet, share, like, or reply to Tweets in your timeline
- Write a Tweet to let the world know what’s happening with you
- See what topics and hashtags are trending now
- Discover Moments, curated stories showcasing the very best of today’s biggest events
- Get caught up on news headlines and videos
- Relive the latest sports highlights
- Be in the know about pop culture and entertainment
- See what fun stories are going viral
- Find out who started following you
- Discover which of your Tweets were liked or Retweeted
- Respond to replies or be alerted to Tweets you were mentioned in
- Chat privately with friends and followers
- Share Tweets and other media
- Create a group conversation with anyone who follows you
- Customize your profile with a photo, description, location, and background photo
- Look back at your Tweets, Retweets, replies, media, and likes
- Get suggestions on influential people to follow
- Sync your contacts to find friends currently on Twitter or invite more
Free or Paid
Apple Watch Support
Device(s) App Was Tested On
This app is quite accessible with VoiceOver.
Developer's Twitter Username
3 people have recommended this app
I don't generally use the Twitter app, but was curious to try the newly released update as it's apparently had a major facelift.
I'm not sure what accessibility problems were present in the previous version, but there are a number in this one. Most of these appear to be in the 'Me' area of the app, where a number of buttons are not recognized as such. Instead, when you swipe onto them, you just hear a 'click'.
3 buttons on the main 'Me' page that are like this are Switch Account, Settings and Help. You can double-tap on these when you hear the 'click', and the page does open. However, the Settings page in particular is quite horrible to navigate with VoiceOver. Several page elements are recognized by nothing more than that 'click', and the labels for some toggle switches are not read by VoiceOver.
From the 'Me' page you have access to your lists and saved searches. These pages also have various page elements that are recognized as just a 'click'.
Horrible, horrible and more horrible. I suspect that there are more issues, but by this point I had lost any interest in this app.
If you do want to update, I would suggest that you make sure you have an old version tucked away somewhere safe and ready to be restored.
Although Twitter should be ashamed of themselves for releasing a major update that has clearly never been tested with VoiceOver, there are some good alternatives available.
One of these, TweetList, has developers who go out of their way to provide excellent VoiceOver support.
Having praised TweetList, I must admit that I actually use Twitterrific as my default Twitter app. I'm not totally sure why I prefer it, but perhaps it suits my usage a little better. I do think it offers a slightly more satisfying user experience, but that's down to personal tastes. Both are better options than the Twitter app, although after this latest update that is not saying too much.
What's New in Version 5.1
There’s a lot more to see and enjoy when you visit Discover or search to find out what’s happening. Here is what’s new:
See what’s popular within your network on Discover.
- Tweets, tailored just for you, now appear right in the stream
- These Tweets show photo, video, and article previews so you can engage easily
Get a new perspective when you search.
- A stream of relevant photos appears at the top of your search results
- Results also show media previews for your viewing pleasure
Manage your account with ease.
- If you’ve forgotten your password, now you can reset it in a few simple steps
- If you’ve chosen to protect your Tweets, you can manage your follow requests from your iPhone or iPad
We’ve also added many other improvements and fixes to this update. We hope you enjoy it.
Interesting update. Can we say Instagram? ;) Darn shame that folks that are completely blind won't be able to use this new neat little feature.
What's New in Version 5.2
Create beautiful photos right within Twitter, with filters powered by Aviary.
- Apply one of eight different filters to instantly add a new look and feel to your photos
- Choose a filter by comparing all your options in a convenient grid view or by swiping through each version
- Make your photos pop with balanced light and colors by tapping the auto-enhance wand
- Crop and scale to frame the action the way you want
We’ve also added many other improvements and fixes to this update.
Quite a few new things but nothing has improved in how the accessibility works on it. Doesn't appear to have anything broken. The Timeline still doesn't tell us when it was posted.
What's New in Version 5.3
Instantly access great content with improvements to search and Discover on iPhone.
* Discover delivers a single stream of Tweets, Trends, Activity and accounts to follow. Pull to refresh or keep scrolling to see more content.
* Search now shows the most relevant mix of people, Tweets and photos.
* It’s also easier to use search with one button at the top of the app.
* You can see your five most recent searches and tap them to redo the search, or you can clear your recent search history.
* Links instantly open web pages when you tap URLs in your stream.
* Performance improvements make launch times faster, especially for older iOS devices.
* Connect shows interactions like new followers, retweets and mentions by default. You can switch to “view mentions only” in settings.
* Improved right-to-left language support for Arabic and Hebrew.
* Bug fixes and other improvements.
Umm, personally I don't like this update at all. Made some changes which I can't seem to find at the moment. One time with in the Timeline you could double tap on the Tweet. From here was an Action button I could select to Mute, Block and such. No more. One time I followed a Tweet by double tapping on it. Apparently, it is an image or a picture. There is no obvious way out of this page. No back or anything. I just double tap on the picture again and then I was able to get out of the tweet. Everything looks great at a high level perspective of it just a few low level things have changed.
Would like to see if others are experiencing similiar issues?
What's New in Version 5.4
This update includes enhancements to search and other improvements.
• As you search you’ll see more topic and user suggestions for your query, based on what’s happening in real time. You’ll also see these suggestions when adding a hashtag or username as you compose a new Tweet.
• Top Tweets from big moments in the past pop out when you search for a given term. For example, searching for “election” might highlight Tweets from several months ago.
• When you open a web page you can now see the related Tweet for more context. Just pull the tray icon up or down to see or hide the Tweet.
• It’s easier to see long conversations in the Tweet details view, which now shows all of the replies to any Tweet
• When you block a user in the app, their Tweets will instantly disappear from the Connect tab in the app
• Pull-to-refresh in Discover shows a new, smoother animation
• Support for traditional Chinese
• Logout support (iOS 6 only)
• Uploading videos vie Mobypicture, Vodpod and Posterous is no longer supported
• Additional bug fixes and improvements