The new look of Twitter is designed to be 'lighter, faster, and easier to use.'
(CCM) — Twitter is to embark on a thorough design overhaul for its social networking apps to make them feel "lighter, faster, and easier to use," the company has announced. "We listened closely and kept what you love. And for the things you didn’t, we took a new approach to fix and make better," said Grace Kim, Twitter's design chief.
According to Kim, the changes include user profiles; additional accounts, settings, and privacy being put in one place; a new side navigation menu and fewer tabs at the bottom of the iOS app; refined typography to make it more consistent; added bolder headlines; and rounded profile photos make it clearer to see what is being said and who is saying it.
The company has also introduced what it hopes will be more intuitive icons. "For example, people thought the reply icon, an arrow, meant delete or go back to a previous page. We switched to a speech bubble, a symbol most know and love," explained Kim. "We also made the icons lighter for more seamless interaction."
The changes will roll out across iOS, Android, TweetDeck, and Twitter Lite over the coming weeks.
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