Yesterday Twitter started to roll out a couple of (very) big changes to Twitter.com which have meant a significant revamp of the user interface, including the loss of both the @Mentions and Retweets folders, and the introduction of a new, slicker and more fluid way to help you keep up with exactly ‘what’s happening?’.
The update won’t be available to everybody for a few weeks yet, but if you’re a fan of the @Mentions and Retweets tabs then you’d better brace yourself as they’re being completely removed.
Twitter is replacing these with two completely new folders. The first is @username (i.e., @Sheamus), which will provide one-click access to how others in your network have interacted with your content, including Replies and Mentions to/of you, Retweets and Favourites.
Here’s how it looks:
The other new tab is called Activity, which Twitter says will “provide a rich new source of discovery” by highlighting the latest Retweets, Follows and Favourites from the people you follow on Twitter.
Note that the Timeline, Searches and Lists tabs remain intact.
These changes will rollout to all users over the coming weeks, and will only impact Twitter.com. No details as of yet as to how these features could be implemented on Twitter clients.
This is a fairly big update from Twitter. What do you think of these changes? Do you think this will make you use Twitter.com more often? Will you miss the straightforwardness of the @Mentions folder? Hit the comments to let us know.
(Source: Twitter blog.)