The Twitter App Is Getting A Slight Facelift Today

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Headlines for Twitter Moments are bolder, making the content look more rich and attractive.

The company pulled off the revamp to make Twitter "lighter, faster, and easier to use" for the present users and also to woo the new ones. "And for the things you didn't, we took a new approach to fix and make better".

The profile tab, meanwhile, is now relegated to a sidebar which can be accessed in an Android-style "hamburger" menu that will be a first for iOS Twitter users. This means there will be fewer apps at the bottom of the web.

The Twitter app for iOS devices also comes with a refined typography that makes the overall look more consistent with the other changes. The reply icon, which was presented as an arrow, has been mistaken by people for delete or for going back to the previous page. We switched to a speech bubble, a symbol most know and love.

The company has also made changes to the way icons are displayed on the website.




The more eagle-eyed among you might have noticed a slight change in Twitter. Now, the new "comment" feature will make it similar to Facebook, which may help the company attract new users. The app will be much easier to use with the redesign, including a new side navigation area.

Additionally, accessibility choices like increased colour contrast and the option to always open links in Safari have also been added. The icons have been updated too, although I'd have loved to see some iOS 11 style icons here. Because of that, Twitter has changed the arrow to a speech bubble, which obviously means to reply or join in on the conversation.

This update is now rolling out across Twitter.com, Twitter Lite, TweetDeck, and the Twitter apps for Android and iOS.

Twitter users had some mixed reactions on Thursday about the redesign. Come on, Twitter. Did you not see the WWDC 2017 keynote? However, with Twitter Lite, the users don't have to be concerned about slow connection as it is a progressive web app making it easy to connect even on a slow data.

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