Twitter shared in a blog post today that it will begin rolling out improvements to the user profile design for iPhone users in addition to new features for iOS 8.
The previous user profile design featured the user’s avatar centered over the cover photo with a swipe required to reveal the bio and photos further down in a carousel view. The refreshed design now presents all of this information in a more traditional layout with buttons distinguishing tweets, favorites, and photos. Each of these sections can be explored with an endless scrolling feed.
The update also offers up users interactive notifications, a feature introduced with iOS 8 but not readily available in many apps just yet.
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By implementing interactive notifications, Twitter for iPhone now allows users to perform popular actions from the lock screen, notification bar, or Notification Center.
These options include the ability to reply to tweets from the notification alert or even favorite the tweet. (I’m already a pretty frequent distributor of the Twitter fave, so this may not be great news for me.)
Twitter says its possible to do more actions using interactive notifications as well including following other users and retweeting tweets.
So far the update only appears to be available for the iPhone (and iPod touch), but users can grab the update for free on the App Store.