Twitter Gets Simplified Design

By Monica Gleberman December 08, 2011

Twitter has redesigned its service making it faster, easier and more efficient to use. Twitter users received an update notification today from their smartphones, tablets, and computer programs notifying them of an update – website users will have to wait to see the updates over the next few weeks.

Twitter said “We will be rolling out the redesigned Twitter over the next few weeks. You can see it immediately on the just updated versions of mobile.twitter.com, Twitter for the iPhone, and Twitter for the Android,” Twitter said on their blog.

The new design has broken twitter up into four sections; Home, Connect, Discovery, and Me. Each section appears as a button at the bottom of the app.

Home allows users to view a feed of recent tweets from people they follow. It’s a personal list where users can view the latest commentary, news, activities, and posts from people the user has selected.

The new Connect section lets users see who is writing tweets specifically to them. You can see interactions made between you and your friends, tweets that mention your name, and tweets that include your twitter handle.

The Discover tab is like your own personal news source. This feature gives you suggestions of who to follow based on your previous twitter usage, tweets to current news stories, links to trends that people are discussing, and even allows you to search using keywords or hashtags.

Twitter posted in their blog, “Discover” is one of their nicest new features. “When you Discover, you’ll see results reflecting your interest – based on your current location, what you follow, and what’s happening in the world. As you use Twitter more, Discover gets even better at serving up content just for you.”

There’s another addition which Twitter is calling “Me.” This section links you directly to your personal profile. If you want a tally of your tweets, people following you, or even a list of who you are following – all of that will be displayed here. You can also write drafts, create lists, save twitter searches, and edit your settings.

Twitter said there is more to come. “What we are announcing today is just the beginning. We now have a framework in place that we will quickly build and iterate upon to help users connect with whatever is meaningful to them,” they blogged.




Edited by Rich Steeves

Contributing Writer

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