Twitter yesterday unveiled the new design of its desktop version, with a more airy aesthetic and new personalization features. Made available to certain users for a few weeks, this overhaul has now started to be deployed and should be generalized over the next few days. “We’ve been doing a lot of testing over the past several months, analyzing the hundreds of thousands of user feedback to design what we see as a version that will put more value on tweets from around the world,” said Patrick Traughber, product strategy manager at Twitter at LCI.
Twitter unveiled the new design of its desktop version
The main change of this new version of the social network is found on the side of the navigation bar traditionally placed at the top, which is now found in a column on the left. This contains bookmarks, lists, profile, as well as a new Explore tab. Inherited from the mobile version. this one is intended, according to Twitter, to offer more live videos, personalized trends based on individual interests, as well as a selection of popular articles.
The new desktop version of Twitter has an Explorer function
The messaging system has also undergone a touch-up and now groups together in the same window the conversations as well as the messages sent. A choice of themes and colors is also available, including two new options relating to night mode allowing to switch to a blue or black tint..
Twitter for desktop redesign allows for more personalization
Twitter seems to have taken inspiration from its mobile apps for the redesign of its desktop, including the ability to rank the latest tweets in chronological order rather than popularity. Another major innovation is multi-account management, which now offers the possibility of switching easily from one account to another, within the limits of five accounts open simultaneously. An option available for a while on the mobile version, which has thus arrived on the computer.
Night mode is now also available on this new desktop version