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Social media giant Twitter has rolled out a dramatic redesign to its web and app based services with a number of Facebook styled features allowing users to view more detailed conversation streams and profile information.
Whilst still retaining its 140 character limitations and core functionality much of Twitter’s packaging has come in for a design overhaul with the new stream of Tweets offering a more interactive and information expanding experience for users.
Twitter Redesign Features
Joining more detailed profile pages on the new Twitter, every Tweet within the Twitter feed can now be clicked on to present an expanded view of all relevant interactions, much like the comments section of Facebook status updates.
Bringing the micro blogging service more in line with the world’s largest social service, Facebook, all media such as photos can now be viewed in full embedded directly within the stream.
“We realised that tweets are not just tweets – they are photos, videos, articles,” said Ryan Sarver, Director of Platform at Twitter speaking at the unveiling of the new design. “We know users want to see all of that content in one place and not just the URL. With the new design we have focused on showing tweets as packages.”
Other new features of note for the rehashed Twitter service include the ‘discover’ tab allowing users to find new content relevant to their particular interests via a single click.
What do you make of the new look Twitter, an enhancement to an already impressive service or an irritating move away from a good thing? Let us know via the comments box below.