Twitter changes its look, again

  • 16/06/2017
Twitter's new look. Photo credit: Dan Satherley/Newshub.

Twitter is rolling out a series of tweaks to its website and mobile applications to further simplify the microblogging service's interface for its users.

The changes include a new circular profile picture, a speech bubble instead of an arrow to reply to tweets and refinements to the fonts.

Tweets on the company's mobile applications would now update instantly along with counts on "retweets", "likes" and "replies", the company said.

Twitter, which has faced criticism over the complex interface of its service in the past, has been constantly adjusting its platform based on user feedback.

"For example, people thought the reply icon, an arrow, meant delete or go back to a previous page," the company said on its blog.

"We switched to a speech bubble, a symbol most know and love. We also made the icons lighter for more seamless interaction.

The changes also include a consolidated profile and privacy settings and a new navigation menu for users of Apple devices.

"As always, we'll continue to listen to your feedback and we have more design updates coming soon," Twitter said.

The changes surprised many Twitter users, with many wondering why the most requested features - such as editing tweets or getting rid of Nazis - haven't happened yet.

Reuters / Newshub.