Twitter is launching out a new desktop design this week that includes extra customization alternatives and a fully reorganized navigation experience. The renovation for the past few months has been open to testers, but it will be accessible to everybody over the upcoming few days. Unlike earlier renovations, on the other hand, selecting the new experience will be compulsory, and there will be no inheritance for Twitter to fall back to, claims media.
The most noticeable and biggest modification is that the navigation bar at the top has been shafted to the left end, which has lists, bookmarks, a new explore tab, and your profile. Twitter claims that the explore tab has been conveyed over from its mobile app to sport more personalized local trends and live videos. DMs have also been renovated to show sent messages and conversations in a similar window. The desktop app is receiving different color schemes and themes too, comprising extra two dark mode options.
Twitter has borrowed a few more functions from its mobile applications to enhance the desktop experience, such as the “sparkle” feature on the home bar that allows you toggle between seeing the chronologically-ordered, latest tweets rather than Top tweets. The navigation bar at the side will also make it simpler for consumers with various accounts to toggle between profiles swiftly without having to log out and log in, a function that has been available for years on the mobile app, with a long-press of the home logo.
On a related note, the lists functionality has not got a lot of love over the years from Twitter outside of Tweetdeck, but lists can be very helpful to quickly see the newest tweets from your close friends or for arranging accounts by interest. The previous month, Twitter offered lists a little more prominence by experimenting them on its app’s Home tab.