The social media giant we know as Twitter, is starting to test a completely redesigned version of TweetDeck. The new interface is similar to what is currently available on the web version of Twitter, but the redesign brings “improved functionality.”
Earlier this year, Twitter revealed its plans for a “big review” it would conduct on TweetDeck, acknowledging that the platform hadn’t been getting “a lot of love” from them. In fact, Twitter Product Manager Kayvon Beykpour said at the time:
We haven’t given TweetDeck a lot of love recently. That is about to change; We’ve been working on a pretty big scratch-made review of TweetDeck, and it’s something we’re excited to share publicly sometime this year. And that’s just one example of a Twitter owned and operated service that we will continue to invest in.
Twitter began today inviting some users to test the new design of TweetDeck. The company says it is testing this first with a “small group of randomly selected people” in the US, Canada and Australia.
The layout is now column-based and integrates many of the features previously available on the Twitter website and native Twitter applications. This includes the trendy-themed “Explore” tab along with something known as “Decks.” We will have to wait to get our hands on this new design to learn more.
Eligible users will see an option to enable the new layout starting today, but again, it will only be available initially to a “small group” of TweetDeck users. See the new TweetDeck design on your account? Let us know!
Via The Verge