Twitter Launches Revamped Site With iPad-Like Design

New Twitter

If you tweet it, they will come. Twitter unveiled a refreshed version of Twitter.com on Tuesday that adds embeddable images, videos, and other media to the simple interface users have known since the service launched in 2006. The new page layout, with two large columns for updates and extras, takes many cues from Twitter for iPad–the native Twitter client for Apple’s tablet.

Even with more bells and whistles, the design remains relatively simple. The left column features the standard updates users have been accustomed to for awhile. When you click an update in the left column, additional information, as detailed profile points, appears in the right column. Users can also view media from 16 different partners, such as YouTube, Vimeo, TwitPic, and yFrog, in the right column.

The new design will be rolled out to users over the next few weeks, so many users don’t have access yet. For those that want to see more photos, Chris Messina, a Google employee, has a full set of a “New Twitter” photos on Flickr. To see more reactions to the site changes from users, go to search.twitter.com and search for #NewTwitter.

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  1. aftermath Says:

    Do you get paid to compare things to Apple or just hope to? This looks nothing like an iPad. Yes, that’s a joke. Yes, I read what was written and what you actually compared it so (despite your headline), but I find it hard to believe that you think Apple or Twitter invented multicolumn page layouts. If you do, then you might not want to cover technology anymore until you can research its history. Otherwise, you might want to experience the freedom of objective thought.

  2. Sean Ludwig Says:

    @aftermath: The headline isn’t meant to imply that the layout looks like an iPad, but like an iPad app. As noted in the second sentence, the new layout takes many cues from Twitter for iPad.

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