Soon after Facebook issued a fairly major update to its iOS application, social network Twitter has released an update to its iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch application with new features for the Discovery tab, searching, and account management.

  • Discovery: A personalized stream of tweets that are tailored to users’ interests are now in the Discover tab. Additionally, for easier engagement, article, photo, and video previews are now present in the tab.
  • Improved search: Now at the top of your search results will be a stream of photos that are relevant to your query. Additionally, like with the updated Discover tab, media previews will be present.
  • Account management: Password reseting and follower management (for those with private Twitter accounts) are present for the first time in the iOS app.

Twitter also says general improvements and bug fixes are present in this 5.1 release.