Twitter for iPad 5.0 takes one step forward, three steps back (hands-on video)

Twitter for iPad 5.0

Last December, Twitter underwent probably its biggest redesign ever, and its iPhone and Android apps followed suit. The “connect” tab, with its new “interactions” menu, was a welcome new feature, and the whole redesign a good clue into Twitter’s new unified future. While the apps and website more closely mirrored functionality than ever before, the iPad app went unchanged. While the swiping, sliding, multi-pane interface of Twitter for iPad made the app a standout, it was only a matter of time before the app was updated to fit better with Twitter’s new interface.

That day has finally come, as Twitter for iPad was finally updated to version 5.0 — but unfortunately, the update removes much of what made the app a unique and interesting…

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