In recent weeks, Twitter has announced that it will be updating its look and feel. Many of us who use Twitter on a daily basis are excited for these new changes. For those of you who haven’t heard that Twitter is updating, here is a run down of some of the items that it will be changing:
Pictures and Movies in the interface — In the past when someone Tweeted a picture or video by way of Twitpic or Twitvid, one would click the link in the Tweet, and it would take them off page and open a new tab or browser to view the photo or video. With this update, these photos and videos can now be featured in the right rail of the interface by clicking in the tweet area, but not on the Tweet. If you click on the link that is contained within the Tweet, you will still be taken offsite.
Twitter Profile Information — Currently, if you were to click on a username (@morevisibility) in your twitter stream, you will be taken to their Twitter profile page where you can see additional information and their most current Tweets. With this new update, a click on the username will display a mini profile in the right rail. From here you can then go a step further to read more about them or see related content.
Endless Stream — When using Twitter presently, you must scroll to the bottom of the screen and then click a button to view more past tweets. With Twitters’ new rollout, you will not need to click buttons to receive older content. As you scroll, content will update automatically and you will be able to see all the past information.
Overall, I think these changes will be great for Twitter, as it will keep users viewing one page more often and it will be easier to see related content as you browse through all of your Tweets. Twitter has stated that this rollout will be happening over the next few weeks. As you see this rollout happening, let us know what you think!