Twitter iOS and Android apps received updates, which improved the search functions of the application. The micro-blogging website also updated its mobile site as it introduced new user engaging content. TechCrunch had reported earlier that old tweets were emerging in search results, the recent update should fix that problem.
The search results will now include topics and user suggestions based on the user’s query. The update for the Twitter app also removes support for video services from Mobypicture, Vodpod, and Posterous, thus leaving Twitpic and yFrog as the last remaining video uploading services for the iOS platform.
The update brings in improvements for the Top tweets, which will be displayed when a users searches for a term related to that event. The app now has native support for traditional Chinese language. A new gesture imbibed in the Twitter app will display more related tweets when a user views a webpage.
Talking about a news feature in the application, software engineer Nick Takayama wrote, “If you don’t want to see the Tweet, simply tap the page and the Tweet will slide away from view. By pulling up or down on the tray icon, the Tweet will appear or disappear from view.” The update also powers the app with auto-complete mechanism.
The update from the firm comes one week after it received criticism for removing support for the popular TweetDeck app it bought in 2011. The complete features of the update were notified to the users via Twitter’s official blog.