Twitter Overhauls and Unifies Experience Across All Platforms
Twitter today announced sweeping changes to how its service will behave on desktop browsers, on mobile browsers, and in the individual iOS and Android Twitter applications. Twitter says the reasoning behind the overhaul was to make accessing the features you want, easier, and simpler. It separates the behavior of the service into five main functions that are available across platforms (desktop, mobile, apps). There's a home page that offers an intro to recent tweets and access to the other navigation tools. The Connect tab is used to help manage conversations with other users. The Discover tab is used to help manage trends and search for topics. The ME (profile) tab lets users quickly access and control the information about themselves and their account, as well as access direct messages. The tool for composing new tweets is located on the Home tab. The updated apps for iPhone and Android can be downloaded today. Support for the new Twitter will arrive for other platforms in the coming weeks.
Twitter Adds 'Connect' Tab to Help Find Accounts Worth Following
Twitter today announced a new tool meant to make it easier to find new people and accounts to follow. The "connect" tab will appear on Twitter for the web, and in the Android and iOS mobile apps beginning today, where Twitter will curate a list of accounts it believe users might like to follow.
Twitter Debuts 'Explore' Tab In Mobile Apps
Twitter today took a step toward simplifying the process of browsing through and searching for content in its Android and iOS mobile apps. Moving forward, Twitter is combining the Trends, Moments, and Search functions into a single tab called Explore.
Twitter Overhauls Android App with Material Design
Twitter today revealed a redesigned mobile app for Android devices. The new user interface, which relies heavily on Google's Material Design, should be simpler to use.
Twitter Hopes Mobile Web Page Redesign Will Engage More Users
Twitter today hit refresh on its home screen experience when visited via mobile browsers. The new Twitter.com homepage makes it easier to follow Tweets and stories without requiring users to log into their account.
Twitter for Windows 10 Overhauled for Mobile and PCs
Twitter for Microsoft's Windows 10 platform has been given a significant update, putting it more in line with the apps available to Android and iOS devices. For example, Twitter now includes the Moments tab for summaries of current events and support for inserting GIFs into tweets.