Twitter Gets its New Look on April Fool’s Day

It’s April Fool’s day. This morning, I login to my Twitter account and discovered the brand new interface. User account and followers profile page are almost completely revamped.

After all this years on twitter with single column post, I wasn’t getting used to Twitter new look, especially, this happened on April Fool’s Day.

My immediate response was like “is this for real?(!), you must be joking!”.

It took me quite a while to finally realized I’m already using the new look.

The main columns of tweets has been presented in grid formats. On top of that format, it also featured with larger font’s size, which I think it might be a plus point for Twitter users with long sighted problems, and it does grab more attention for those perfect eyesight.

The retweet and reply remain the same. The profile description is shifted to the left columns, just above the photos gallery box and below your profile photo.

What has caught me with most interest is that, together with profile description, your joined date is also displayed therein. Perhaps, by popular demand to display the essentials and establishment date.

In general, every published post is viewed in grids, ranging from long banner type to square grids. Post with photos and youtube videos get the maximum space for much better attention.

The latter might have closely related to Billboard Twitter Real-Time Chart, which recently described in Twitter’s blog as

“…the new industry standard for tracking and surfacing the conversation around music as it happens.”

It simply signaling to users theses particular type of post gets priority on post ranking.

And the new look is quite like in the way of 3-columns format for account user interface, and 4-columns format for your follower’s profile page.

Below sharing screenshot of Twitter new look from User Account page.

Columns to show Following of Twitter user
Columns to show Following of Twitter user
Twitter Follower Profile, New Look, @Susanjmccann
Twitter Follower Profile, New Look, @Susanjmccann
Image Post of frame size 4x3
Image Post of frame size 4×3
Twitter New Look, Photo Post Maximized
Twitter New Look, Photo Post Maximized
Twitter New Profile Look, Front Page
Twitter New Profile Look, Front Page
Sharing Twitter Post with Bigger Fonts iin Grids
Sharing Twitter Post with Bigger Fonts iin Grids