Two weeks ago, Tweetbot for iOS received an update introducing Topics to the Twitter client. Topics allows users to link tweets together, with an optional hashtag, making following a tweet conversation or tweet storm significantly easier. Today, Tweetbot for Mac receives its 2.4 update bringing Topics to the desktop, alongside a multitude of bug fixes.
Users of Tweetbot for iOS that may have already started any Topics on their mobile devices will be happy to see that their Topics have been synced to Tweetbot for Mac using iCloud. Creating or continuing a Topic on the Mac is not too dissimilar from the iOS experience.
When creating a new tweet, select the gear icon at the bottom right, and then select ‘Topics…’ to have that tweet follow the previous ones. During yesterday’s Google I/O keynote, I had used Tweetbot on iOS to create a specific topic and tag every tweet with #GoogleIO2016. Launching Tweetbot on the Mac today I was happy to see the Topic was available where I could easily continue the previous conversation.
For more information on Tweetbot for iOS and Topics, be sure to check our previous article. For an example of what a selection of tweets created using Topics looks like on the official Twitter site, check out these tweets from yesterday.
Tweetbot for Mac’s 2.4 full release notes are available below.
What’s New in Version 2.4
This release introduces Topics. A Topic is a way to let you quickly Tweet a group of related Tweets without having to manually reply to yourself and/or manually add the same hashtags over and over again. They are really great for rapid fire live Tweeting events.
You can access Topics by tapping the gear menu in the New Tweet screen. They are also stored in and require iCloud, so you can start a topic on your iPhone and easily continue it on your iPad and Mac.
– Collections Support – Improved Quote Preview in Compose Window – Removed play/pause button from video playback. Clicking on the video will toggle play/pause. – Fixed an issue where incoming DM’s would play a sound even when notification center was set to ‘Do not Disturb’. – If you mute someone you don’t follow, it now automatically mutes searches, mentions and lists. – Fixed an issue with using the left-arrow key when in the timeline search field. – Fixed an issue with tab jumping too many columns. – Fixed an issue where you could drag additional images or video into a tweet that already had the max number of attachments. – Fixed an issue where videos would fail to upload. – Fixed an issue where .mov files could not be added as video. – Fixed an issue where the progress spinner wouldn’t disappear after loading. – Fixed an issue where text could be cut off at the bottom after adding an image in the compose window.
Tweetbot 2.4 is available on the Mac for $9.99 from the Mac App Store and is compatible with OS X 10.10 or later. Tweetbot 4.3 is available for $9.99 in the iOS App Store and is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.