Even the smallest of changes can end with large impacts. This is what Twitter is hoping for with a number of small changes to its user experience.
They announced this on their blog on June 13:
“We’ve been working to change how you discover all the information around news, events, and stories, and today, we’re sharing a few steps forward,” Keith Coleman, Twitter’s vice president of product, said in the blog post. “It’ll be easier to find and follow the big events and stories you care about in your timeline, Notifications and Explore. Also, there’s a new look and feel for Moments showing everything you’d want to see.”
These changes are are in response to user feedback. The company is making changes to Explore, Search, Notifications, and Moments. These changes will be rolled out in the coming weeks and months.
The Explore feature will be organized by topic, rather than content type.
Beginning on June 13, users will see related news, events or stories at the top of their search results. If users top on those results, they’ll be able to dive deeper and find out more information, as well as the latest Discussion on the topic.
The “Happening now” feature is getting expanded, allowing sports fans to follow along with tweets about a game and the get the score in one place. Included in this feature are tweets about breaking and personalized news that will make its way to the top of a user’s timeline.
And regarding Moments, users can navigate through them using a vertical swipe, versus the current horizontal swipe. Timelines are also being added to Moments. Twitter said, “a recap timeline showing Tweets you may have missed, another showing the latest, as well as top commentary when it’s available. If there’s a live video, you’ll see it there, too. You may have already noticed these changes for some sports games, but now you’ll start to see them for more news and events as well.”