What Do You Think of the New Twitter?

Last Update: July 18, 2019

It seems that out of nowhere, and we haven't seen it written about very much, Twitter have decided to update their look. It seems that about July 15th they changed over to the new look on Desktops.

Our first impression?

Hate it!

Why do the tabs down the left hand side need to be so big?

The main reason for being there, the feed in the middle, now seems to be the smallest part!

The cover image is also now less prominent and any text on it is harder to read. This means that calls to action on them will not be so useful I guess.

I appreciate we are all different, so what are your thoughts?

Look forward to hearing them.

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RikaSF Premium
It is okay, but I still prefer the old Twitter. The only plus is if you have more than 1 Twitter account you can now easily switch between them without logging in and out. I have linked my Twitter accounts and only use the new one when I want to switch to another.
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JonLake Premium
Ahh, I didn't know that. That is useful. Thanks for the heads up.
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RikaSF Premium
WARNING!!!! Just checked my Twitter account now and I cannot switch back to the old Twitter. I am not sure if it is because I linked my other accounts.

I was able to switch back yesterday. Weird???
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for that
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EdwinBernard Premium
I must still have the old Twitter as i can’t see the changes you described. Maybe when it gets an update I’ll notice it.
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YanFellow Premium
Dire!

They've just shuffled windows about which you can't resize or customise. Agree about the menus.

They probably paid millions to some arty-farty user interface design guru.

Anyone in the UK remember the Royal Mail name change fiasco? Such was the ouitrage they had to change it back!

Looks like someone at Twitter had too much money to spedn and was trying to justiofy their job.

Yeuck!

Ian
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JonLake Premium
Haha Ian. Nice one
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MelWaller Premium
#twitterdesign is trending and seems like EVERYONE hates the new design including me!

Thanks for sharing!

Mel
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JonLake Premium
Thanks Mel. Nice to know I am not alone.
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MelWaller Premium
I found one twitter user who liked it. Everyone else dislikes it a lot.

Oh well, I have only been working on my websites so whenever in the future I get back to using Soc Media... who knows what Twitter will be like then.

That's the hardest part are the things outside of our control. :-)

Mel
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davehayes Premium
Okay I haven't yet seen it, but after reading a very very insightful article today all about it, the change doesn't surprise me

Twitter is by definition a micro blogging platform, so this look in keeping with what you have written, and looking at your image is one I like.
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for commenting Dave. I am sure I will get used to it, but at the moment my jury is out!
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davehayes Premium
I'm sure we'll get used to it I wasn't very keen on the old look though :)
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