Video: Introducing the NEW

Many of you have yet to experience the NEW layout, so here’s a quick video that will cover the basics.

Personally, I really like the new layout. It reminds me of the Twitter iPad app with dual columns. Overall, it’s a huge improvement.

Here are some highlights:

New design. The site has a cleaner timeline and a rich details pane that instantly adds more impact to individual Tweets while still maintaining the simplicity of the timeline. And, experience infinite scroll — you no longer have to click “more” to view additional Tweets.

Media. Now, it’s easy to see embedded photos and videos directly on Twitter, thanks to partnerships with DailyBooth, deviantART, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, TwitVid, USTREAM, Vimeo, yfrog, and YouTube.

Related content. When you click a Tweet, the details pane shows additional information related to the author or subject. Depending on the Tweet’s content, you may see: replies, other Tweets by that user, a map of where a geotagged Tweet was sent from, and more.

Mini profiles. Click a username to see a mini profile without navigating from the page, which provides quick access to account information, including bio and recent Tweets.

via Twitter Blog.

Some are recommending it over other popular tools, such as Tweetdeck and Hootsuite. How do like the new Twitter?

Please leave a comment below or on Twitter @steinarknutsen.


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  • Stephanie

    I have mixed feelings. While I agree with all the points you’ve made in praise of the new Twitter, I still like the real estate the old version provided for using custom backgrounds. My online empire is as much about image as substance and the new twitter design makes it more difficult to project that graphical image. But function wise, it is very cool indeed.

  • Steinar

    Good point – the wider Twitter layout is not user friendly for those of us that have used backgrounds in the past for marketing. Would be nice if someday Twitter provided a more robust Profile page to accommodate this.

  • Kim Rawks

    Despite all the enhanced features, I can’t help but think twitter may have intentionally diminished the use of backgrounds in order to introduce a for-pay premium version with more customizable features. Of course, Facebook has never given into the temptation to allow users customizable features – in fact they’ve taken some of that away.

  • Jennifer Darnell

    Yup, Kim. Facebook did make an effort not to be another Myspace. No glittery flashy ‘thanks for the add it’s hump Wednesday half naked guy images. Not that there’s anything wrong with “it’s hump Wednesday half naked guy images.” 😉