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Fresh Twitter Design Newly Hatched

By piranha

19th June 2017

Twitter has released an update across its platforms, complete with a fresh new look! The social network’s app has been de-cluttered and received a face-lift.

Once fully phased in, these changes will affect twitter.com, Twitter for iOS, Twitter for Android, TweetDeck and Twitter Lite. Such a large update is unusual for the network and is sure to have global ramifications.

For those who don’t know, Twitter Lite has recently been introduced as a less data-intensive way to access the network. Simple changes like not downloading images until users click on them greatly reduces the required connection speed, making Twitter more accessible to the millions worldwide with slow internet. This fantastic idea is sure to boost their markets, particularly in the South American, African and Asian continents.

As well as a software update, Twitter’s VP of User Research & Design, Grace Kim, said in the Twitter blog that they’re also ‘refreshing [their] product… making it feel lighter, faster and easier to use.’

The design team seem to have taken user feedback into account here. Twitter’s blog is keen to point out that these changes are being made ‘with lots of feedback and ideas from you’ and that some of the app’s more popular profile setup options on Android will be migrated into iOS.

The iOS Twitter app is also having its internal browser re-vamped. Now, users will be able to view web pages directly on Safari with fully-integrated AdBlock support and other handy features. This is good news for iPhone users!

Twitter’s most recent update continues the trend of social networks morphing into one another. As the likes of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter continue to battle for market space and although a lot of the changes seem intuitive, it seems more difficult for them to maintain their unique identities (which made them successful in the first place).

What do you think of Twitter’s recent changes? Do you agree with the claim that it’s now easier to use? We’d love to hear what you think.

Let us know on Facebook or, yep – you guessed it – Twitter!

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