SLIDESHOW

Twitter's New Look

Here's a visual tour of the design coming soon to a Twitter account near you, featuring embedded pictures and video, threaded replies, and drill-downs.

The Home Page

Twitter announced a redesigned home page intended to make it easier to find and follow conversations and links on the microblogging service. The new features will be rolled out to users gradually over the next several weeks, but here's a preview: the new home page. The screen's left side still contains your timeline, but with a new look. The width of the right-hand pane is significantly larger, and is where many of the new features play out.

User Bios

Click the right arrow on a person's tweet and Twitter.com reveals information about that tweet and the user.

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Inline Timelines

When viewing your feed, clicking the arrow icon to the right of any tweet expands that user's timeline onto the right half of the screen. Before, you had to navigate to that user's own page, leaving your feed behind.

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Optional Retweets
Embedded Multimedia

If a tweeted URL is recognized as containing an image or video, that media can be viewed on the right by clicking the media icon; clicking the left arrow then collapses this panel, changing the right pane back to its original look.

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Tweeting

Tweets can be made from the box at the top of the timeline, or by clicking the pen icon (in the upper right) to get this pop-up window.

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Replies and Conversations

"@"-Replies cause a dialog button to appear to the right; click it and the conversation expands onto the right half of the window.

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Shortcuts

When a text entry field is not highlighted, press the question mark key on your keyboard and a list of shortcuts appears.

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