Twitter released an update to its iOS app that brings some improvements tailored for iOS 5 as well as some specific features optimized for the iPad. Taking advantage of the native integration of Twitter with iOS 5, the new app now features an enhanced sign up experience that makes it easier to access your account for the first time.
This update also brings Twitter’s official photo sharing feature to the iOS app for the first time. This feature lets users share photos directly through Twitter, which has partnered with Photobucket to power the image hosting. Although Twitter’s photo sharing becomes default, users can still change the settings to use third-party photo sharing options like TwitPic.
Specific improvements for Twitter on the iPad, include a new Direct Message interface that now shows threaded conversations in chronological order. The updated app also lets you touch a location on the screen to see nearby tweets. All the new features should work on previous version of iOS, with the only exception being the enhanced sign-on.