Technology

The new, new Twitter now available to everyone, says Twitter

February 17, 2012

NEW YORK, Feb 17 — The rollout of Twitter’s new and enhanced website is complete and is now available to all Twitter users.

“It’s been available for mobile phones, via the mobile web, Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android, and we’ve been rolling it out steadily to Twitter.com. Now, everyone has access to it,” said Twitter in a February 16 post on its blog.

The latest version of Twitter was first introduced in December 2011. The new version of the site was designed to provide an overhaul of essential features and to make it easier for new users to start interacting on the site.

Key features of the new design include the ability to click tweets within your stream to reveal an expanded timeline of photos, videos, retweets and favourites; a Connect tab to see who has followed you, mentioned you or retweeted your tweets; a Discover tab which presents a personalized stream of interesting content; and expanded profile and brand pages.

Facebook began the worldwide rollout of expanded profile pages, called Timeline, in December. Earlier this week Facebook quietly introduced verified accounts for selected prominent public figures and provided them with an option to list a pseudonym which will appear alongside their birth name on their profile. — AFP-Relaxnews