Have you checked what’s trending on Twitter today? If so, you couldn’t have possible missed one of the trending topics: #newtwitter.
What’s this #newtwitter buzz all about? Basically, Twitter is rolling out a new design that will make things easier and more fun for those of us who communicate in 140 words or less on a regular basis. If you visit the page dedicated to the new Twitter design, I promise you won’t be able to help it – you’ll get excited. Take a look at the video teaser below.
So the new Twitter is going to have a viewing pane, which will allow users to see videos and photos shared in tweets without having to leave the home page. That’s obviously handy – who likes leaving a page to see media anyway? Another development is that users will now have links to @mentions, retweets, searches, and lists just above the timelines, providing easier access as well.
If you think about it, most of these features can be found in other applications that have access to Twitter. That is precisely the reason why so many Twitter users, including yours truly, use these applications instead of logging in directly to the Twitter web site. Think TweetDeck. With the changes, people might just go back to logging in to the Twitter web site. After watching that video, I think I shall be waiting for my account to reflect the new Twitter look. (Yup, it’s being rolled out gradually, so hold your horses if you’re not seeing any changes yet.)
Well, it IS about time that Twitter did something like this, don’t you think?