It is not unusual for social media websites to push out new designs once in a while. Companies like Google for instance have been pushing out material designs of its numerous apps for a while now, and virtually everyone seems to like it. Twitter is also doing the same thing—not a material design this time around, but the microblogging platform is currently in the process of testing a new redesigned version of its website, Mashable writes.
The new design will change the way the website is—the appearance of the page now looks whiter or shall I say brighter than the old one currently being used. Other changes include, a new “data-saver” mode, which has now been added to the desktop version of Twitter, bookmarks, and the explore tab.
The redesign though, is not officially available to all users, but few lucky ones have been shortlisted to partake in the test. In a tweet last Thursday, Twitter showed off a preview, and hopefully we will get to see a global roll out pretty soon.
Karissa Bell of Mashable writes that the new look Twitter for desktop is “very, very, white;” and being one of the few lucky ones chosen by Twitter to be involved in the test, we just might be seeing a few more additions in terms of features. “Love to use Bookmarks and want it on web? Into scrolling through Explore to see what’s happening?
“We are testing out a new Twitter for web, which a small number of people will see today. Love it? Missing something? Reply and tell us. Don’t have the new experience? Stay tuned,” a tweet from Twitter read.
The new desktop version now has more empty space, which makes the website cleaner, while the small Twitter logo at the top of your browser tab is also not left out of the current change.
Arguably one of the biggest changes made to the new look Twitter for web is the fact that features such as Trending topics and follow suggestions have now been moved to the right side. The pane and on the left, follow numbers, and avatar have also been relocated—they are all now been moved to the right side of your screen.
Another significant change made to the website is the addition of a new compose tweet button—you will now find this at the bottom right-hand corner. The good thing about this is that you no longer need to scroll back every time you want to compose a tweet.
As with Twitter Lite, the company is currently testing a new “data-saver” mode. With this, images will no longer load automatically in your timeline as the feature will prevent such.
No official release date has been announced yet by Twitter. I am sure millions of people out there will be pretty excited about some of these changes.