Twitter getting rid of old format


Twitter is making a total transition to its new design this week. (Justin Sullivan/GETTY IMAGES)

The micro-blogging site gave users plenty of warning about the upcoming switch when it previewed its brand-new look in September. Since then, it’s allowed users to switch back and forth between the old and new views.

The new Twitter format is a departure from the old, more minimalist interface with a slide-out pane that lets users see conversations, geolocation information, photos, videos and profiles.

If you’re currently using Old Twitter, we want to let you know that you’ll be upgraded to New Twitter this week. http://t.co/8dfSGdVTue Aug 02 23:31:04 via webTwitter
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As with every transition, plenty of users are complaining about being forced to switch to the new format, saying that it’s clunky, buggy and loses some vital Twitter functions. As The Next Web pointed out, new Twitter doesn’t display all your direct messages forever and it can be difficult to see the small notification letting you know about new messages.

Of course, a lot of Twitter users aren’t using the site as often as they once did, turning instead to mobile applications or desktop clients.

What do you think of new Twitter?

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Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.

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