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Twitter Got a Makeover

I just logged into Twitter (on desktop) and it looks completely different! I got a welcome message: Twitter just got lots of new features, like Bookmarks, account switching, a darker dark mode, and so much more.

It seems like some of the mobile functionalities have been added to desktop. I can personalize my color and the size of my text, as well as control my dark mode selection.

I like it!

Very clean! Simple to figure out. But I didn't get a welcome message. Maybe Twitter doesn't like me 🙁 Who else has an opinion about the new Twitter desktop format?

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Here's what I don't like: The size of profile pages. Go to twitter.com/mayoclinic. The cover photo is way smaller than it used to be, and you don't get the left column for the bio and other info. Everything for the user whose profile you're looking at is squeezed into the center column.

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I honestly do not like the Twitter redesign for desktop. Personally, I don't want the same experience on mobile as I have on desktop. There is a lot of white space that I feel like isn't utilized that was before. It's hard to navigate back and forth between clicking on a profile/tweet and wanting to go back to the newsfeed. Also, if you leave the window open for a while, you have to do way more scrolling to get back to the top of the newsfeed.

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@Margaret_Marie

I honestly do not like the Twitter redesign for desktop. Personally, I don't want the same experience on mobile as I have on desktop. There is a lot of white space that I feel like isn't utilized that was before. It's hard to navigate back and forth between clicking on a profile/tweet and wanting to go back to the newsfeed. Also, if you leave the window open for a while, you have to do way more scrolling to get back to the top of the newsfeed.

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I'm starting to find that too! I like how clean it looks, but it's definitely not as user-friendly.

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I like it. Clean and functional. Always, when a social media changes its templates, someones don't like it, but with time, we get used.

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Not a fan of the new format, which takes up a ridiculous amount of space for the menu items on the left at the expense of the header and the actual feed. I've heard from others that a benefit of the new format is being able to quickly switch accounts without logging out and logging back in again. The instructions below show you how to do it, although the article doesn't do a good job of explaining that you need to look for the + sign in the top right-hand corner of the box after you select "More".

https://help.twitter.com/en/managing-your-account/managing-multiple-twitter-accounts

I'm going to pass on this option, as mingling my personal and professional Twitter feeds seems like a recipe for disaster, but it might be useful for others!

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@DanHinmon

Very clean! Simple to figure out. But I didn't get a welcome message. Maybe Twitter doesn't like me 🙁 Who else has an opinion about the new Twitter desktop format?

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They don't like me either.

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@VickiBencken

They don't like me either.

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Must have been something we tweeted! Haha.

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