Published On: Thu, Jun 15th, 2017

Twitter tweaks the pattern again in an try to woo newcomers


In an bid to improved support to newcomers, Twitter once again is redesigning a app opposite mobile, desktop and a web. The revamp isn’t a radical depart from a before look-and-feel or user knowledge – distinct when it introduced a possess stories-like underline called Moments, for example, or when began reordering a tweets in your timeline. Instead, a refurbish involves a array of smaller tweaks to things like where your settings are located, a typography used, a figure of a icons, and more.

However, for iOS energy users, there will still be a bit of flesh memory detriment that’s expected to follow this refurbish – only as there was when it relocated a revamped “Explore” territory to lay where your “Notifications” add-on used to be.

The same will now reason loyal for Settings on iOS.

Instead of drumming over to your profile, afterwards to a rigging icon, all Settings-related has been altered over to a new left-side navigation menu. That means there’s also no longer a “profile” pitch during a bottom of a app, that Twitter says reduces clutter. You’ll now appropriate right on a homescreen to exhibit a new menu, where you’ll find your profile, additional accounts, and other remoteness options.

Android users perceived this change final summer, and, since of their certain response, it’s currently creation a approach to iOS.

Other tools of a Twitter app have also seen some changes. Profile icons opposite Twitter are now turn instead of block – as seen in new testing. Plus, typography is some-more consistent, while headlines – like “In Case You Missed It” or “Trending Now” – are bolder to improved apart them from a content.

More noticeably, Twitter has altered a Reply icon.

The idol before was a sincerely customary and tangible pitch – during slightest for anyone who’s ever used an email account, and understands how to respond to a message. But in an bid to interest to a lowest common denominator of “newbie” web user, a arrow has now been substituted out in preference of a review bubble. (Because when in doubt, duplicate Facebook?)

Though not earth shattering, a change serve distances Twitter from a roots. Twitter creatively was an SMS-based messaging use – hence a 140 impression limit, for instance. Later it became some-more like being means to have a organisation discuss on a web. Turning it into a place where we can some-more generally post content updates, photos, videos, and now, “comment” on them creates it ever some-more Facebook-like, and therefore reduction differentiated, and reduction special.

 

Though a Reply idol is gone, a Retweet, Like (heart), and DM icons have also been refreshed, along with a Home, Search, Notifications, and DB add-on icons during a bottom of a screen. But nothing of a others have been altered to new symbols.

Meanwhile, tweaks users have demanded for years – like modifying tweets or – we know – not being threatened with earthy mistreat for saying your politics – sojourn generally unaddressed. If anything, trolling has turn a inhabitant entertainment on Twitter. Even a President participates. And Twitter is still too many in need of an ever-growing series of singular users to do something crazy like a large-scale perma-ban of online harassers…even if a reset of a village could in a prolonged run attract a wider audience.

After all, a association grew a user bottom by 9 million to 328 million monthly actives in a final quarter, and that can sadly be attributed to Trump’s tweets, for a many part.

The one change that iOS users might indeed hearten currently is one that’s buried underneath a hood. With a update, Twitter will now open web links in Safari’s View Controller within a Twitter app. That means we can some-more simply entrance accounts on websites you’re sealed into, records Twitter. But it also means if we use a Safari ad-blocker, it will finally work in Twitter’s app.

You can even configure a app to always open links in Safari’s Reader view, if we choose. (Excuse me, only wiping divided tears of fun here). Technically this choice is an accessibility enhancement, along with another that increases tone contrast, though we don’t care. I’m regulating it.

Other perks that come with Safari’s Viewer embody support for AutoFill, fake website detection, and it will honour a Do Not Track remoteness environment as configured in your iOS settings.

Twitter says all a changes will hurl out currently to Twitter for iOS and Twitter for Android by an app refurbish to chronicle 7.0.

Twitter.com, TweetDeck and Twitter Lite will also see a changes starting today.

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