Latest Twitter for iPad Update Adds Option to Disable Multi-Column View

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Twitter has updated its official iPad app, introducing a change to the main interface that many users will welcome.

Twitter for iPad with multi-column view disabled (right)

The last major update to Twitter for iPad attempted to make better use of the iOS device's larger screen by introducing a multi-column view that placed the timeline on the left and the search bar with trending topics on the right.

That's become an optional layout in the latest update, and users can now hide the right-hand column altogether so that their attention is centered on the content of their timeline.

The new layout option can be activated in the Twitter app by going to "Settings and privacy" then toggling the "Show search column" switch under the "Display and sound" preferences.

Turning off the right-hand column does revert Twitter on iPad back to the same interface as on the iPhone, which means you're presented with a single timeline with two big unused spaces on either side of it.

Most users will agree that it's not an ideal use of screen space by any means, but at least the option now exists to turn off trending content if you find it distracting.

Version 8.7.1 of the Twitter for iOS app rolls out today, and also includes a fix for a bug that meant polls wouldn't appear for users on iPhone.

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Stiss

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I’ve not used the official app for a while and I’m still salty about the features that were stripped out of TweetBot.

mainly because I was sick of sponsored tweets and how it shows things out of chronological order.

How is the official app these days?
 

Tommo66

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It is pretty good, especially at there is a native iPad version rather than just enlarging the phone app. Never got on with Tweetbot personally.
 

tkukoc

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Dropped Facebook and just recently dropped twitter. Way to much hate being posted on both platforms. Didn’t personally use their app anyway because it felt very unfinished, I stuck with safari.
 

newyorksole

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I’ve not used the official app for a while and I’m still salty about the features that were stripped out of TweetBot.

mainly because I was sick of sponsored tweets and how it shows things out of chronological order.

How is the official app these days?
I have both apps downloaded onto my phone because you can see more searched tweets and replies on Twitter, but I still like Tweetbot’s interface and layout better.

I actually found out that there’s an option for the official Twitter app that lets you see tweets in chronological order! But you have to turn that setting on like every time you reopen the app smh.
 

zorinlynx

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Strangely my Twitter app is updated but I don't see that option in Display & Settings.

Is it only available on the larger iPads? I have a 9.7" Pro.