Twitter unveils updates to its platform

Twitter unveils updates to its platform

Twitter unveils updates to its platform

Twitter says the changes will be launched today to Twitter for iOS and Twitter for Android through an update. The Android app received this interface way back but new design changes (icons) still haven't made it to the official build. The icons have a simpler look to them, while a broader use of white space seems to come into play as well.

The company says the changes were driven by user feedback ... The icons are lighter, rounder, and decidedly more millennial-esque in their aesthetic.

What do you think of Twitter's new look? Your profile picture has also been changed to be rounded. Plus, discussion threads will instantly update with reply, retweet and like metrics, live.

It is important to note that changes such as the ability to edit previous tweets have not been implemented. This new icon will direct people to join the conversation and talk to their peers.

The changes also include an optimised feature in Safari's viewer to users can easily access accounts on webites they are already signed into. That way, users will be able to follow links from tweets, and for example read articles on the New York Times website with the login saved by their iPhone's default browser.

As far as the design changes go in the Twitter iOS update, it will look strikingly similar to Twitter on Android.

First of all, tabs are being streamlined into a side menu. New bolder headlines have been added as well. This redesign introduces a consistent design languages across all the platforms and also introduces a (much needed) refreshing experience to the product. Beyond that, you will notice that there are only four navigation tabs now instead of five.

The visual revamp is the biggest one Twitter's done in years, with all the updates to become available in the coming days.

When you click that photo, a menu that includes settings and privacy controls will slide out from the left-hand side of the phone screen.

Additionally, accessibility choices like increased colour contrast and the option to always open links in Safari have also been added.

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