Is Twitter designing a new layout?
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It’s barely been a month since Twitter rolled out updates to its layout but already there’s been discussion that Twitter could quite literally be the new Facebook...
In the past week, the micro-blogging site has been testing a profile redesign for its users that is similar to the likes of its rival Facebook with changes to the placement and size of profile pictures and the possible move away from its famous scrolling timeline to a card feature which will fill the screen in columns.
It’s been said that “Twitter’s more magazine-style web layout would make for a more media friendly product that better highlights images and video”. So could this be a change be to embrace the move towards a more visual-centric audience in social media? It’s not entirely clear yet.
With the implementation of Twitter cards, it’s bound to get a mixed reaction and we can only imagine the major adjustment it will be for avid Twitter users. This new layout is ultimately changing the fundamentals of the micro-blogging site that people currently use it for.
However, there could be many benefits to the new design too including increasing the lifespan of your tweets; TechCrunch’s Darrell Etherington recently brought up the point that “the new Twitter practise of bubbling back up conversations attached to @-replies keeps back-and-forth engagement more top of mind”.
There’s been no confirmation however that the design will be rolled out yet as it’s still in the testing phase; it could prove to be the wrong route for the social network so for now we will have to wait with bated breath to see if it will actually happen...
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