Twitter is rolling out its new web interface to users globally, including several key features, like a newly designed emoji button.
TheNewsGuru (TNG) observed the most important changes are tiny shortcuts the micro-blogging platform made to enable tweeting easier.
“Some of you got an opt-in to try it now. Check out the emoji button, quick keyboard shortcuts, upgraded trends, advanced search, and more. Let us know your thoughts,” Twitter tweeted of the new web interface.
A large, dedicated button in the tweet box makes it easier to add an emoji, an updated trending section appears on the right-hand side of the page, and little aesthetic updates make it easier to see who’s involved in a conversation.
A new https://t.co/fHiPXozBdO is coming.
Some of you got an opt-in to try it now. Check out the emoji button, quick keyboard shortcuts, upgraded trends, advanced search, and more. Let us know your thoughts! pic.twitter.com/G8gWvdHnzB
— Twitter (@Twitter) January 22, 2019
The changes, alongside the way Twitter’s desktop version has condensed from three columns into two, should make it easier to both read and send tweets.
“Tried it yesterday – definitely an improvement,” a Twitter user said of the new web interface.
However, some users have expressed disappointment the update did not come with the much-awaited edit button.
Twitter chief executive officer (CEO), Jack Dorsey had said the micro-blogging platform was considering an option for users to be able to edit tweets.
On why the micro-blogging site lacks the feature, Dorsey said the platform was built on the SMS format of text messaging
“Maybe we introduce a 5-30 seconds delay in the sending of tweet and within that window, you can edit because the issue with going longer than that is it takes that real-time nature of the conversational flow out of it.
“Once you send a text, you can’t take it back. When you send a tweet, it goes to the world instantaneously. You can’t take it back,” Dorsey said.
“When are you planning to have an edit button @jack for the posts? You know people make mistakes sometimes when they tweet,” a user queried.
However, Twitter did not immediately reply the query.