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Twitter has announced the beginning of another major redesign project, which will encompass the Twitter website, all of Twitter’s mobile apps and the desktop client, TweetDeck. The update brings four new tabs: Home, Connect, Discover and Me. These are actually not very different from the current Home, Profile, Messages and Who to Follow, but they are better organized, and definitely more stylish.
For now, you won’t be able to see the new version on the Twitter homepage – the change will be rolling out in the next few weeks. You can, however, see the change right now on the new iPhone and Android apps which just got updated. According to Twitter, if you download and login into the updated mobile apps, you will get early access to the updated version of the website as well. This didn’t work for me so far, but do let us know if it does work for you.
So what do these new tabs include?
- Home: An improved version of your regular feed. It now includes photos and videos directly embedded in tweets, makes it easier to access more options and is consistent across all your devices.
- Connect: From here you can see all mentions and interactions. You can easily follow conversations and see who tweeted anything that is related to you, and thus follow your Twitter impact.
- Discover: This is a stream of subjects which is curated according to your interests. This is also where you can search for specific subjects you’re interested in, find new people to follow and more.
- Me: The new Twitter profile page. It now includes all your content such as photos and videos, it is where you can track your DMs and easily access you lists, people you follow, people who follow you, etc.
Twitter went through a major redesign only last year, but it seems they have no intention letting other social networks get ahead of them. This new update definitely makes it easier to use Twitter, and I can’t wait to see its web version. Expect iterations from this update over the next few weeks. Learn more about the new design on this video from Twitter:
What do you think of the new design? Share your opinions in the comments.
Source: Twitter Blog