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Twitter gets a makeover

Twitter has begun to rollout a refreshed and updated version of its website, as it looks to give users a more personalised experience. 

The makeover is the first redesign of the website since the social media platform launched seven years ago. The website has been redesigned from scratch to bring new features and functionality, with an updated look and feel that is more consistent with the Twitter seen on other devices.


The company says it has been testing aspects of the redesign for some time, in a bid to make sure the new site reflected how members currently use Twitter.

“Thanks to hundreds of thousands of responses we received during those tests, Twitter.com’s features make conversations easier to find and follow – and just a bit more fun,” the company says in a statement. 

Some features of the redesigned website:

    •    More of What’s Happening: Twitter has brought over Explore to bring you the same content found in its apps; expect more live video and local moments personalised 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 personalise Twitter so it is bringing you different themes and colour options, along with two options for dark mode.



“This is a big step as we continue building Twitter to best serve the people who use it every day,” the social media platform says. “This update also gives us a much stronger foundation to build on so we can continue to bring you updated features faster than before,” it explains.
 

Twitter users interested in hearing more from the team on how they redesigned and built Twitter.com can check out Twitter’s engineering blog series “New Nest: Building the New Twitter.com” which shares more on how the company rebuilt the website from the ground up.