Tweetbot for iOS Gains Support for New 11 and 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Models

Tapbots today updated popular iOS Twitter client Tweetbot to version 5.0.5, adding support for Apple’s newly announced iPad Pro ^( models.

On the new 11 and 12.9-inch iPad ^( Pros, the updated Tweetbot app will no longer display black bars at the top and bottom, as demonstrated in the screenshot below.

It’s a much nicer viewing experience on Apple’s newest tablets, with Tweetbot able to take advantage of the full edge-to-edge display.

Tweetbot for Mac was also recently updated, with Tapbots introducing an option to match the theme to the operating system setting on Mojave, turning on the darker theme automatically when Dark Mode is activated. Also new is GIF support in the compose window for the Mac version of the Tweetbot app.

Tweetbot for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store ^( for $4.99. [Direct Link ^(]

Tweetbot for Mac can be downloaded from the Mac App Store ^( for $9.99. [Direct Link ^(]

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Tweetbot 5 for iOS Released with UI Overhaul, New Dark Mode and More

Tweetbot 5

Popular third-party Twitter client for iOS Tweetbot ^( has today been updated to version 5.0 with a refreshed look that closely resembles the latest Mac version, a new Dark Mode, and dedicated GIPHY support, among other new features. 

Tweetbot 5 for Twitter ^(, which is now live in the App Store, has also received a new icon to reflect the style of the app’s Mac counterpart. A thicker stroke is now used throughout the app’s iconography which gives the icons a bolder look. 


When you open a tweet’s detail view, the app now also indicates whether the person whose tweet you’re viewing follows you. User profiles have also been redesigned with bigger avatars, and there’s there’s a new dark mode throughout the app that has been optimized for OLED iPhones.

In addition to the redesign, Tweetbot 5 can now autoplay GIFs and video. The feature is enabled by default but can be turned off in settings. A new GIF button in the compose view opens a GIPHY search field when tapped, making it easier to add GIFs to tweets.

Here’s a list of what’s new in Tweetbot 5 for iOS:

  • GIF support in compose view (Powered by Giphy).
  • Redesigned profiles
  • Redesigned tweet status details
  • New iconography and app icon
  • An optimized dark theme for OLED displays
  • Support for haptic feedback
  • Auto video playback in the timeline (which can be disabled in the settings)
  • Ability to add descriptions to images when composing

You can download the latest version of Tweetbot for iOS at the following App Store link.

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