Twitter has done some major changes to their platform, making it faster, easier to navigate and lighter.
The platform now introduces a new navigation with a new side menu, bolder headlines, outlined icons and more.
Using the new navigation menu, users can access their profile, accounts, settings and privacy.
Tweets now update dynamically with Reply, Retweet and Like counts so that you can easily see conversations as they’re happening, in real-time. The app now features support for opening links to articles and websites in Safari’s in-app viewer.
Explained by Twitter, these are some of the changes rolling out across twitter.com, Twitter for iOS, Twitter for Android, TweetDeck, and Twitter Lite over the coming days and weeks. Here’s what you’ll see:
– Profile, additional accounts, settings, and privacy – all in one place! A new side navigation menu and fewer tabs at the bottom of our app = less clutter and easier browsing. You told us you loved this change on Android last year and we’re excited to now bring it to iOS.
– Links to articles and websites now open in Safari’s viewer in the Twitter app so you can easily access accounts on websites you’re already signed into.*
– We’ve refined our typography to make it more consistent, and added bolder headlines to make it easier to focus on what’s happening. Also, rounded profile photos make it clearer to see what’s being said and who’s saying it.
– More intuitive icons make it easier to engage with Tweets – especially if you’re coming to Twitter for the first time. For example, people thought the reply icon, an arrow, meant delete or go back to a previous page. We switched to a speech bubble, a symbol most know and love. We also made the icons lighter for more seamless interaction.
– Tweets now update instantly with reply, Retweet, and like counts so you can see conversations as they’re happening – live.**
We think this is a pretty smart move by Twitter, considering how Instagram, Facebook and other social media platforms have been innovative lately. Even though they don’t introduce some wow features to blow us, the re-design is an easy one, and don’t think it will confuse users.