Twitter wanted to make all the apps look more similar, regardless of the OS they run on, so the company will now be issuing a major redesign. The new appearance will bring the same look on iOS, Android, Tweetdeck, or Twitter Lite.
Bringing a uniform look to all Twitter versions
The general redesign is inspired from the latest changes Twitter has brought to its Android app. More precisely, what it will do is move the profile on a side navigation tab. Also, the typography of the apps gets a fresh new look, and will be the same among all devices.
When you tap on your profile picture situated at the top, the side tab opens. There, you have several options you can choose from, such as viewing your profile, your Moments, or opening the Settings. This is the novelty that Twitter brings with the redesign.
The rest of the app looks quite similar to the previous versions. There no other new options, but everything is organized so that there is much use of white space. Also, the icons look slightly different. They are now softer, and look rounder, while the reply button has a whole new appearance.
Several design changes make the app more friendly
Twitter changed the arrow button with a speech bubble, since it better suggests the idea of replying. The arrow got people confused, since many thought it means “back” and tapped it to return them to the previous page they had visited.
The iOS version no longer makes use of the in-app browser, as it was changed for Safari View Controller. This comes with an AutoFill feature and Reader view, which loads stories by default in this format. However, this is possible only for the articles that support it.
The redesign might be making use of a bit too much white space but, overall, it looks good and brings a nice touch to the app. Over the next few days, it should start rolling out to all versions of the Twitter app.
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