With promise of easy Tweeting, Twitter revamps Desktop interface

Twitter has finally rolled out a brand new redesigned interface for its desktop mode available worldwide. The update is expected to bring a faster, easier browsing experience on desktop, which has several new customizations based on consumer research.

The global platform announced the same in a tweet.

Twitter's New Desktop UI
Twitter's New Desktop UI

The new design focuses on several sections such as Explore, Bookmarks, Lists, Direct Messages and Profile. They have been moved around to be more accessible, no longer having to switch between tabs and windows to start new tasks or check trending topics.

Interestingly, users will also be able to switch accounts on the fly via the side navigation section. The social media platform has even introduced a Dim and Lights Out theme for fans of Dark Mode who wished for slight alterations. If those are too dark, there are several color options to choose from as well.

Twitter shared more details on the features in its blog:

As per the twitter

  • More of What’s Happening: We’ve brought over Explore to bring you the same great content found in our apps; expect more live video and local moments personalized for wherever you are in the world. Get context with profile information within conversations and check out your Top Trends in any view so you never miss what’s happening.
  • Easy Access to Your Favorite Features: Bookmarks, Lists, and your Profile are right up front and have their own spot on the side navigation, making it easier and faster to jump between different tabs.
  • Direct Messages All in One Place: Direct Messages have been expanded so you can see your conversations and send messages all from the same view. Now there’s less hassle switching between screens to send a message.
  • Login, Logout Struggle No More: Whether you have one profile or a few, now you’re also able to switch between accounts faster, directly from the side navigation; your stan, foodie and cat meme accounts thank you.
  • Make Twitter Yours: The love is real for dark mode themes Dim and Lights Out. You’ve asked for even more ways to personalize Twitter so we’re bringing you different themes and color options, along with two options for dark mode.”

Apart from change in look, Twitter's also working to improve its back-end systems and processes to ensure that its desktop and mobile experiences are integrated better and is inclusive for all users.

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On the Twitter Engineering blog, Twitter's technical team provides an in-depth explanation of this approach.

"One of Twitter’s goals is to reach everyone everywhere.  Twitter’s web apps are critical to making this happen. They don’t require installation and are immediately accessible by almost every connected device in the world. The open web has unparalleled discoverability and reach. However, the Twitter web team found it difficult to deliver on the promise of bringing Twitter’s features to everyone on the web due to our large user base and the variety of devices they use."

The new updated Twitter.com is available for all users from this week.

One key difference in the old and new Twitter is that the trend sections has been moved to the right. The newer one is bold and the screen shows each and every tweet strongly.


Twitter's Old Desktop UI
Twitter's Old Desktop UI

The platform announced the same in January 2019.



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