Over the last few days Twitter has begun rolling out an update to some users of their iOS app that updates how tweets are displayed. The aim seems to be an attempt to make content more engaging but we’re not sure if that is what has happened. We captured some screenshots to show you how the new timeline looks. Some changes are subtle but others make a big difference to your “scrolling” experience.
Minor changes here, spacing has been modified around the bio but not so much that it offends. However, they’ve moved your handle from beside your name to below, which means each tweet takes up considerably more screen space.
Why did they do this… Below is a grab of a tweet with a portrait image included from an iPhone 6. One tweet taking up almost the entire screen. Personally, I’m not a fan of this change. I liked that images were condensed and you could choose, if you wanted, to expand them for full viewing. This change makes everything seem a bit squashed. Again, the handle has been moved below the account name, spacing has been modified slightly too. They have also made a change to media sites and how their posts are displayed, again the expand option is gone, it is now a mini preview that you can click through on. Not the worst but again it takes up more space.
What do you think of this latest update? Have you noticed any other changes that we haven’t? Are you on Android and quite smug right now? Or on Windows Phone and just waiting on any sort of update!? Let us know in the comments!