Twitter has started testing a brand new design for Twitter.com. The company today rolled out a new update to Twitter for web to a small number of users.
The new experience includes a ton of new features, including Twitter Bookmarks, Explore, and more. The updated user experience also introduces a brand-new user interface throughout the entire app. Additionally, it brings features like a data saver for people with limited data plans and seems to run a lot faster than the traditional Twitter.com.
Here’s the surprising part, though: none of this is actually new. Twitter has been quietly working on its new web experience with its mobile Progressive Web App (mobile.twitter.com), and the firm is essentially pushing the same experience to its full desktop web experience with the latest update. It’s definitely a major move from the social network giant.
If you happen to have the new Twitter.com experience, you can always go back to what Twitter is calling the “legacy Twitter” experience. I have used the app in the past, and it’s fantastic on all fronts. It’d be interesting to see how long Twitter takes to bring the new experience to all of its users, though.
Thanks for the heads-up, Jim C.!