Twitter redesigns mobile app; Web site changes rolling out


(FILES) Twitter logo is displayed at the entrance of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco on March 11, 2011 in California. (KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
December 8, 2011

Twitter has pushed out a new layout for its mobile applications and will be pushing out the new design to all of its users over the next few weeks.

The new layout introduces three new buttons: Home, @Connect and #Discover. The Home button takes you to your main Twitter feed. The @Connect button shows you all the interactions you’ve had with other users (favorites, conversations, etc.) and displays suggested accounts. The #Discover section features trending news stories and hashtags.

On the mobile app, direct messages, saved searches, personal lists and profile information have been moved to the “Me” section. That’s a bit inconvenient for people who use DMs for a lot of communication, since a user's inbox is much more difficult to access in the new layout than in the old one.

The layout changes affect mobile applications, TweetDeck and Twitter.com.

On the Web, a video posted by Twitter shows that the layout will be similar to the current one, but flipped to have streams run down the right side of the page rather than in the center. Trending topics, profile information and trending topics each get their own boxes on the left-hand side of the page.

Users who have feedback about the layout can send their remarks to Twitter using the #newlook hashtag.

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Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.
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