A new user interface is being tested by Twitter, which will among other things change the way you access tweets on the microblogging platform. The company says it is exploring new ways to better use space in large screens.
Users have been tweeting about the test, and the feedback will form Twitter’s next line of action per the new UI. Jane Manchun Wong, a reliable reverse engineer who has a reputation for calling several releases before they become official, posted a screenshot of the new UI.
Noticeably, it looks like Twitter will be retiring the “discover” feature, while the explore fire button might be coming with some functionality of its own. Looking at the screenshot, it is obvious that Twitter wants to get rid of clutters and probably make the platform easily accessible for users. Users will have access to more information—and of course, without those annoying clutters.
Twitter is internally testing this new UI
This is the future, and I'm here
"Try the new design (internal only)
We have been exploring ways of providing a better use of space on large screens. Your valuable feedback will help us create an experience that our customers will love" pic.twitter.com/wf74Vv2Wfh
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) January 13, 2019
As expected, it is a mixed bag of reactions from users—some giving thumbs up for the proposed change, while others preferring to retain the old UI. Changes are constant, and this one being introduced by Twitter could be what the microblogging company needs to provide a new lease of life to its service.
While a new UI is not a bad idea, it still doesn’t change the fact that trolls are among Twitter’s biggest problems—and something needs to be done about it. The reality is that Twitter has been working to make its platform safe for all, but more still needs to be done.
Twitter finally granted the wishes of users—and by popular demand, reintroducing the chronological feed option for every user towards the end of last year. The microblogging platform had last November confirmed that it was testing chronological timeline with a handful of users at the time.
Chronological timeline will display tweets by post time, instead of showing algorithmically that we all have been used to for a while now. Well, it might not be in the order of importance necessarily, but at least you will get to see those tweets as they are posted by other users in your timeline.
Twitter, per The Verge said the reason for adding the chronological feed option is in recognition of the fact that its platform is often useful in real time, and especially during live events as sports games.
To access the new Twitter feed, simply tap the cluster of small stars to see the latest tweets. Unlike in the past, Twitter will gradually learn your behavior, and will make the chronological feed your default if you routinely switch to the latest tweets.
For now, the chronological feed feature is only rolling out to all iOS users from today, while users in other platforms will have their turn in the coming weeks.