The iOS 6 beta currently in the hands of Apple’s registered developers has yielded an important tidbit for Twitter fans – the changelog for version 4.3, which brings tons of new features and enhancements.
Developers report that the redesigned App Store inside iOS 6 has leaked a major upcoming release of Twitter’s official iPhone client in its update history section.
Screenshots posted online by 9to5mac reveal
that users will be offered a more interactive experience: “when you view tweet details containing links to partner websites, you can now see content previews, view images, play videos and more.”
The application will build a special experience around selected events, with Twitter curating accounts and putting on display the nest tweets and foots from those involved with the festivities.
Autocomplete suggestions will be improved when you search for people in Connect, and tweets will now have their own push notifications: “you can know immediately when selected people you follow have tweeted.”
Users will further get ambient notifications, which will enable them to see brief, non-interruptive notifications in the status bar while they’re using the iPhone client.
The Discover tab now indicates when new stories are available for the user to load, and Trends supports personalized topics now.
Tappable avatars will take you directly to user profiles, and you’ll get support for password entry in-app whenever there are any authentication issues.
Twitter’s software engineers further added Hungarian language support, and the overall performance of the app has been improved as well. The 4.3 release will include “many other tweaks, polish, and bug and crasher fixes” too. Finally, the app’s icon will be updated with a new Twitter bird.
For now you can download Twitter 4.2 from the App Store for your iPhone or iPad. iOS 6 is slated for release this fall. Download Twitter for iPhone and iPad (Free)