iOS7 Twitter Update: Photos in direct messages and swipe between timelines

Posted on December 12, 2013 in Apple, iOS, iPhone, Social Media, Twitter


Every day, people come to Twitter to find out what’s happening in the world and talk about it. Today, we’re updating our mobile apps to make this even easier.

Direct messages: Now with photos

For the first time, you can share and view photos via direct message (DM) on your mobile phone. We’ve also introduced a new tab in the navigation bar that makes it easy to access DMs –– they’re just one tap away from wherever you are on Twitter. You can also view photos in DMs on

Swipe to discover what’s happening

Now you can swipe from your Home timeline to the Discover timeline to find trends, popular Tweets and new accounts tailored for you, and then swipe to your Activity timeline to see Tweets and accounts that are popular among people you follow.

There are a bunch of other great updates in this release. For example, on Twitter for iOS, new in-app notifications show you when people send you a DM or favorite, retweet and reply to your Tweets. And on Twitter for Android, you can easily turn on mobile notifications for specific users by tapping the star on their profile.

Search local

Want to see tweets near your location? Well now you can filter search terms to show tweets near you!

When searching for a word or hashtag on Twitter you can now select everything, photo, video, news etc and then even now choose to display on tweets near you. Want to see the latest photos from Swifty’s #RedTour in Perth? Well now you can…


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