You have opened Twitter and, although everything seems the same as always, it gives you the feeling that something is changed, it is different. Was the typeface like this yesterday? Was the ‘follow’ button that dark? And you realize that although in a subtle way, it is evident that Twitter has made changes in the appearance and interface of its social network.
The new Twitter design.
The social network itself has announced in one of its official accounts, a new Twitter design that has begun to appear from this Wednesday to the users of the platform both in its web version and in its application for mobile devices. Let’s see what those changes that make the social network more “accessible, unique and focused on you and what you are talking about” consist of:
- New source: Last January, Twitter introduced us to its new text font, Chirp, which is now ready for you to use.
- Alignment: All western language text is now left-aligned, making it easier to read when scrolling. Non-Western languages do not change.
- Less blue, more contrast: Twitter has updated its colors to “be high-contrast and much less blue,” a change made to draw attention to the photos and videos you create and share. Also “we are going to launch new colors shortly, to offer you a new palette.”
- New buttons: The new buttons are also high contrast, Now the most important actions you can take stand out. And yes, the follow buttons look different, but they will help you see the actions you have taken at a glance.
- Less visual clutter: There are fewer gray backgrounds and unnecessary dividing lines. The space has also been increased to make the text easier to read.
All this is already available in the two versions of Twitter. What do the changes look like? Do they improve the user experience or do you prefer the old version?