Twitter has announced that itâ€™s refreshing its look to make itÂ feelÂ lighter, faster, and easier to use. This announcement follows the brand refresh that happenedÂ last year, when Twitter declared took steps to express what the brand stands for - Twitter is the best place to see and talk about whatâ€™s happening everywhere in the world right now. These latest developments are based on the feedback and ideas from the users-- with Twitter retaining what is loved and taking a new approach to fix things that werenâ€™t, in orderÂ to improve the overall user experience.
Following are some of the changes rolling out acrossÂ twitter.com, Twitter for iOS, Twitter for Android, TweetDeck and Twitter Lite over the coming days and weeks:Â
- Profile, additional accounts, settings, and privacy â€“ all in one place!Â A new side navigation menu and fewer tabs at the bottom of the app will ensure less clutter and easier browsing.* People gave the feedback that they loved this change on Android last year and Twitter is excited to now bring it to iOS.
- Links to articles and websites now open in Safariâ€™s viewer in the Twitter appÂ so people can easily access accounts on websites theyâ€™re already signed into.*
- Twitter has refined its typographyÂ to make it more consistent, and added bolder headlines to make it easier to focus on whatâ€™s happening. Also, rounded profile photos make it clearer to see whatâ€™s being said and whoâ€™s saying it.
- More intuitive iconsÂ make it easier to engage with Tweets â€“ especially if people are 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. Twitter switched to a speech bubble, a symbol most know and love and has made the icons lighter for more seamless interaction.
- Tweets now update instantlyÂ with reply, Retweet, and like counts so people can see conversations as theyâ€™re happening â€“ live.