Tweetbot update adds support for poll creation & limiting tweet replies

What you need to know

  • Tweetbot has been updated to version 6.6.
  • People can now create Twitter polls right from within Tweetbot.
  • Users can now limit who can reply to their tweets.

You can't vote on polls thanks to Twitter API limitations, however.

Popular Twitter app Tweetbot has been updated to version 6.6, adding a couple of new features that will help cement its place as one of the best iPhone apps of its kind available in the App Store.

With this new version, Tweetbot now allows people to create their own polls right from within the app — a first for the app. People can't vote on polls, however, thanks to a Twitter API limitation. Tweetbot developer Tapbots says that it will add support once Twitter's API allows.

The same update now also allows people to limit who can reply to their tweets, too.

The full Tweetbot release note for version 6.6 reads:

  • Support for adding polls to Tweets.
  • Support for limiting who can reply to your Tweets.

  • Voting on polls is currently not supported by the Twitter API. Once Twitter adds support for it, so will we.

A subsequent Tweetbot 6.6.1 update has also been released to improve performance and fix some interface and animation bugs, too.

The new Tweetbot update is available for download now. The app is free to download with an in-app purchase subscription available.

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