Twitter has launched a new look as of today.
The simplified design will carry across all Twitter-access platforms. It is available straight away on mobile versions, and will be rolled out over the next few weeks for the web and Tweetdeck versions.
If you go to fly.twitter.com, you can check out the new look in full, but basically there are five new sections:
Home – this is the timeline, where you can see the tweets from people you follow. A major change is that media such as video and pictures are now embedded in the tweets.
Connect – this section is where you can converse. Here you will find @ mentions and and details of who has followed you, or retweeted or favourited your tweets.
Discover – this is where you can find friends and where Twitter suggests whom you might like to follow. A new feature also uses your information such as who you follow, your location, and the content of your tweets to customise content for you.
Me – this profile section is all about you and is where you can edit your details and see your own tweets and DMs.
Tweet – finally, there is a tweet button – which is self-explanatory really!
If you can’t wait for the new version to roll out to you, just download the new application for either iPhone or Android and you will automatically get the updated version for PC. I haven’t had a play as yet, so I’m off to download for Android right now and see what I think of the changes.
BTW – I love the “home” icon – it’s a birdhouse – great, consistent branding!