Twitter is rolling out a new compose button design to its iOS app, the company announced this afternoon. The new compose interface is based around a floating action button, similar to many Android applications.
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Twitter touts that the floating compose button is “perfect for one-handed scrolling and tweet composing.” A single tap on the button reveals the standard compose window, but if you press and hold on the button, you’ll see an array of options for accessing drafts, uploading photos, and viewing the GIF gallery.
We’ve got a shiny, new compose button to unveil on Twitter for iOS! Easier than ever to use, the floating icon is prominently displayed and perfect for one-handed scrolling and Tweet composing. Pro tip: Press and hold the icon to access your drafts, photos, and the GIF gallery.
In addition to the new compose interface, Twitter today announced new tools for reporting spam. When you go to report a tweet, you currently see four options:
- I’m not interested in this tweet
- It’s suspicious or spam
- It displays a sensitive image
- It’s abusive or harmful
When you choose the spam option, however, Twitter has added new sub choices:
- The account tweeting this is fake
- Includes a link to a potentially harmful, malicious, or phishing site,
- The hashtags included seem unrelated
- Uses the reply function to spam
- It’s something else
Twitter for iOS is available as a free download on the App Store.
We've got a shiny, new compose button to unveil on Twitter for iOS! Easier than ever to use, the floating icon is prominently displayed and perfect for one-handed scrolling and Tweet composing. Pro tip: Press and hold the icon to access your drafts, photos, and the GIF gallery.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) October 31, 2018
Activity that attempts to manipulate or disrupt Twitter’s service is not allowed. We remove this when we see it.
You can now specify what type of spam you're seeing when you report, including fake accounts. pic.twitter.com/GN9NKw2Qyn
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) October 31, 2018
— Stephen Hall (@hallstephenj) October 31, 2018