Twitter has redesigned it’s desktop interface with added features like emoji button, quick keyboard shortcuts, upgraded trends, advanced search and more.
A new https://t.co/fHiPXozBdO is coming.
Some of you got an opt-in to try it now. Check out the emoji button, quick keyboard shortcuts, upgraded trends, advanced search, and more. Let us know your thoughts! pic.twitter.com/G8gWvdHnzB
— Twitter (@Twitter) January 22, 2019
The updated desktop version is available to a handful of users who got an opt-in to try it now. Twitter states, broad roll-outs would be available soon.
The changes made, make the desktop’s experience more user-friendly. The emoji button and the quick keyboard shortcuts make tweeting and replying easier.
Trends now show on the right side of the page and a few more changes make it easier to see people engaged in a conversation.
A beta user mentioned that analytics are no longer shown on the sidebar and there are a few bugs while adding GIFs.
As a beta user, I've enjoyed the beta with a few exceptions:
– Account analytics no longer shown on sidebar (yes, there's still https://t.co/gBCPcN3uTE, but it's nice being able to take a quick glance)
– There are weird bugs when adding GIFs
— William LeGate (@williamlegate) January 22, 2019
Twitter may make a few changes to the redesigned version before broadly rolling it out. It may base it on the feedback gotten from the beta users.
Twitter recently also revived reverse-chronological feed on iOS and Android.