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Handful of new features in Twitter update on iPhone

Quick Bar and dedicated camera button lead the charge

Back in September, Qi reported on an incoming update to the official iPhone Twitter app, which promised and delivered push notifications to Twitaholics worldwide.

Fortunately for members of the Twitterati, these alerts are limited to Direct Messages, replies, and mentions, else the Tweeting elite would be forever inundated with pings.

To make everyone’s life on Twitter even better, the microblogging site has rolled out a number of improvements to its iPhone software.

Firstly, a Quick Bar displays developing trends (based on your location) at the top of the timeline. You can cycle through additional trending topics by swiping laterally onscreen.

Photo uploading has been simplified, with a dedicated camera button residing in the toolbar, and – given you only have 140 characters to begin with – the automatic shortening of URLs is invaluable.

An autocomplete function and a redesigned ‘new Tweet’ box help speed up the message entering process, while tracking down chums active on the Twitter network is as easy as, well, Find Friends.

In the intervening six months, by the way, the proportion of users logging into the social networking service on an iPhone has increased, rising from the fourth- to the “third-most popular way to access Twitter (after Twitter.com and mobile.twitter.com).”

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