It looks like Twitter is getting an updated look! Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says the goal of this redesign is to have “Twitter [be] more accessible for all 7 billion people on the planet”. Beyond that, Twitter wants the site to be “simpler not just for people already engaged but easier for new people to discover it and find value in it. It’s the best place to represent yourself on the Internet.”
They’re introducing 3 new buttons on the home page: Home, which will appear similar to the Twitter we all know and love, Connect and Discover. Home will appear in a slightly smaller view than vintage Twitter but will also incorporate a cleaner display of embedded content with respect to images and videos. Connect shows you who has mentioned you and who you might want to follow while Discover shows whats trending and directs you to stories you might care about.
Beyond that, Twitter is launching new, Facebook-esque brand pages! Brands will be able to customize the headers at the top of each page and the ability to select which tweets stay at the top of their feed.
It’s pretty clear that in doing this major re haul, Twitter is trying to discourage the use of third party aps and attract tweeters back to home base. We’ll see how this change takes flight in the months to come.