Twitter recently announced that it is redesigning its popular social networking website, with changes scheduled to be rolled out over the next few weeks.
Now featuring four new tabs, Twitter says that it has created a new streamlined, user-friendly way to stay connected online.
Here’s the skinny:
Just like the default page that all Twitter users are used to, the home tab features a constant feed of tweets by the people you are following. The difference lies in the fact that images, videos and conversations are now embedded within the feed, giving users a more comprehensive view of current stories.
The connect tab allows users to see how others are interacting with them. This section allows you to see who is following you, mentioning you, retweeting your post or adding them to their favorites.
This customized tab shows all news and trends as they relate to your interests. The discover tab will automatically pull up news related to not only who you follow, but to your location as well. Of course, you can also customize your own news feeds by searching a #hashtag to see related posts and tweets about that particular subject.
The “me” tab allows users to introduce themselves to the Twitter community. The new streamlined look incorporates a user’s bio, photo, interests and a feed of the users recent tweets. The tab also shows direct messages, so you can keep the conversations going.
The Tweet tab makes it easier than ever to share your thoughts with the Twitter community. Users can send tweets instantly from any location on Twitter and now users can tag their location or upload images and videos directly from their device. In addition, a new “auto-complete” feature pulls up a list of people you follow when you want to @mention someone.
Although it may be a few weeks before the redesign is available to all users, sneak previews are currently available through mobile apps for the iPhone and Android.