Twitter tests a new feature for iPhone users

Twitter tests a new feature for iPhone users

Do you use Twitter on iOS? If so, you may want to take advantage of a new feature that makes searching even easier.

Twitter, of course, is not always a pleasant experience. Sometimes it’s a drain of all kinds of opinions that you’d rather not read. Nevertheless, fortunately there are plenty of interesting Twitter users making the platform ideal to visit. Now comes an updated feature that will make your time on the social medium just a little more enjoyable.

Twitter on your iPhone

Twitter is testing a new search bar in the Home tab with some iOS users. In that bar you’ll see one or two new search buttons. The feature was announced by Twitter itself via – of course – a tweet. “New test on iOS: some of you will see a new search bar or magnifying glass icon in the Home tab. This should make searching even easier when you open the app. To make it a little clearer, Twitter also attached a gif to the tweet so you can see exactly what’s different.

In the first new version, the search bar looks like the current style. It’s in the center of the Home tab and it makes searching a bit more accessible. The second version is a bit different and has a round icon on the right side. In addition, the Explore tab has also changed slightly and the style looks a bit more like the Mac and web app version.

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Search on the Home tab, let’s gooooo

Now testing on iOS: some of you will see a new search bar or 🔍 icon on the Home tab to easily search Twitter right when you open the app.

– Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) January 10, 2022

Still in beta

The new feature is still available to a select number of Twitter users right now. Someone who certainly can’t test it at the moment is Virus Truth frontman Willem Engel. Two of his accounts were taken offline after he threw the address of finance minister, Sigrid Kaag, on the platform. Engel is furious about this and wants to take action.

Incidentally, Twitter has been testing several new features lately. For example, it is also working on an Explore tab that is somewhat reminiscent of TikTok. In addition, it is also testing quoting tweets with comments.