Twitter has revealed a major overhaul of its iOS and Android apps, reacting to user feedback to create an app it hopes will help boost its profile at a time when it’s lagging way behind social media rivals.
The revamped app features improved typography and circular avatars and a much less cluttered look than before.
Profile, additional accounts, settings and privacy are all available in on easy to reach sidebar, available by simply tapping on your own profile image in the top left hand corner of the screen.
Retweets, replies and likes now update in real time, so there’s no need to refresh the app to see who’s interacting with you and how.
And the reply icon has been replaced with a speech bubble - Twitter says too many users thought the former was actually meant delete.
iOS users will also rejoice knowing that links open in Safari now, rather than Twitter;’s own browser, meaning you’re logged into sites where you have an account. This should make things a lot more seamless than before.
The update is available for iOS and Android now. From an initial look, it feels as if it could reignite our dormant love of Twitter.