A new web platform for Twitter is finally being released in the coming weeks. As an advocate of the web platform, I think it’s great to see Twitter taking the time to improve usability, media integration and even speed! This is Twitter’s promotional video for the new platform, it screams integration!

What are the New Features?

The full extent of Twitters new overhaul is still unknown, however, the content and screen shots on thepromo page tell us that their will be:

  • A new colour scheme, layout and graphics. Including an Egg avatar for new profiles.
  • What looks like 2 feeds, one with traditional Tweets and the other with rich media from Youtube, Flickr and twitpic.
  • Related tweets / relevant content shown.
  • The ability to view mini profile through an AJAX based system, meaning you won’t need to leave the page.

What will the new Twitter Stream look like?

New Twitter Stream Design

When will you get the new Twitter? Roll-out timing

These changes will roll out as a preview over the next several weeks. During the preview, you’ll be able to switch back and forth so you have time to grow accustomed to the way things work. Eventually, everyone will have the updated version of Twitter.com.


From @Hannahlaw Check out Switched On Media’s Review of New Twitter, theres some interesting thoughts.