Twitter has today announced a new, updated look for their mobile and web apps as well as their website, with a fresh new look.
The changes are both functional and eye catching, with Twitter advising that they’ve made many of the changes in response to user feedback. Twitter has said the changes will be coming to twitter.com, Twitter for iOS, Twitter for Android, TweetDeck, and Twitter Lite over the coming weeks, so what can you expect?
There are visual changes including additional accessibility choices such as increased color contrast. Twitter has also re-vamped some of the icons for re-tweet and functionally you’ll see the retweet and like counters update on the fly. Twitter has listed the main changes here:
- 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.
- 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.
The update is rolling out to Twitter on mobile apps, and on the web over the coming weeks so it may take a while to hit your device, but it’s already spreading to some users now so check Google Play for an update.