If you’re an iPad user who makes use of a Bluetooth or Smart Keyboard with your iPad, you’ll be glad to hear the latest update to the Twitter app for iOS has brought a number of shortcut keys for use in the app.
Try holding the cmd key down to see what’s available (iOS 9+ for that). CMD+N, +W, +<n>, SHIFT+[ or ].
— Badlands Amro (@amdev) August 2, 2016
The new keyboard shortcuts were first revealed in a series of tweets from Twitter app developer Amro Mousa on Tuesday. The developer clued everyone in on the fact that holding down the Command Key on your connected keyboard will bring up a Shortcut Sheet on devices running iOS 9 or later.
The keys, and their functions, are as follows:
- Command+N – New Tweet
- Shift+Command+[ – Move Left One Tab
- Shift+Command+] – Move Right One Tab
- Command+W – Close a Tweet Dialog
- Command+R – Reply to a Tweet or Direct Message
- Command+Enter – Send a Tweet
- Command+1 through 5 – Cycles through the Home, Notifications, Moments, Messages, and Me screens in the app
MacTrast has tried this with our iPad Pro, running the latest iOS 10 developer beta, with version 6.59 of Twitter, and a third-party Bluetooth keyboard, and it doesn’t work for us. It could be because of the third-party keyboard, but keyboard shortcuts work fine in other apps, and from the Home Screen. If you try this out, let us know if works for you, in the comments section below.
Twitter is available free, in the iOS App Store for free. [Direct Link]