Some of the changes will already be familiar to users of the Android app, which underwent a redesign past year. You'll now swipe right on the homescreen to reveal the new menu, where you'll find your profile, additional accounts, and other privacy options. A side navigation bar will appear and the number of tabs on the bottom of the app will reduce.
Some small design modifications include drift towards more common typography, bolder headlines, and rounded profile images.
All tweets will now update instantly with reply, Retweet, and like counts so that users can see conversations as they take place live. It has been changed to a speech bubble, a symbol most know.
This already happened for Android users, and now it will be coming to iOS. But it also means if you use a Safari ad-blocker, it will finally work in Twitter's app.
Also coming to iOS users is support for the Safari viewer.
The updates will roll out from June 15 across Twitter's various platforms. This includes a side navigation menu that'll be home to things like your profile, lists, Moments, and settings. This feature is absent on the website and Twitter Lite.
Most of Twitter's modifications are on the surface level, with very little in terms of actual features getting added. And more than anyone change, the redesign makes a statement about the platform.
This means that you can see instantly what type of social interaction and engagement your Tweet has had on the Twitter-verse. Come on, Twitter. Did you not see the WWDC 2017 keynote? There's a few other more minor changes too. Previously, website links opened with Twitter's in-app browser, as pointed out by The Verge.
Twitter's rolling out a sweeping set of changes to its mobile apps, including a brand new typeface and more intuitive icons.
The redesign is Twitter's latest attempt to freshen the messaging service, which has struggled to attract new users at the same pace as Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.