weeks ago, Twitter had announced on its official Twitter handle that
they were rolling out a new and refreshed look to its website. Come
February 3, the redesigned look is live.
The new look mirrors a
lot of the look and feel of Twitter's newest Android and iOS apps. The
Twitter for Android update had been launched in the last week of January.
The new redesigned look for the website will allow users to personalise
their profiles a lot more than before. The settings menu now has the
option to include rather add, accent colours.
The changes are
purely aesthetic and are not on the functional features of the website.
The new changes also include a differently coloured navigation bar.
Icons too have received updates. For example the icon for direct
messages too has been changed.
At the home feed, a user's profile
picture and background will now appear in the top left-hand side of the
screen right above the area where the number of Tweets a person has
send, are located. White design, bigger buttons all in sync with the
mobile apps, have been included.
Interestingly enough the initial
reception of the new design has been mixed. While a percentage of users
have loved it, others have either directly or indirectly criticised the
new design. Some have
criticised it outright, others more mellow in their criticism have
appreciated the design, whilst asking how can one go back to the
previous look. One might want to take a moment to reflect about the kind
of reactions that were received when the Facebook Timeline feature had
gone live. It has now become synonymous with Facebook.
will always be mixed for anything new. What remains to be seen is how
Twitter's unification initiative across platforms and devices will work
out for the micro-blogging site in the coming days.