Twitter Users Complain About Twitter Making Changes To Twitter

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Twitter began rolling out a new look for the way it displays conversations on Wednesday. The change has come (or is still coming) to the web interface, the Android app and the iOS app.

Here's a look:

According to Business insider, "People are absolutely freaking out about it."

I'm not quite getting that impression. The report points to a handful of reporters and industry types complaining, and there are certainly others, but I'm not seeing a huge outburst from the Twitter community. In fact, I'm seeing people say they like the new look too.

Don't get me wrong, it's not hard to find complaints, and there are quite a few, but not at the level one would expect from a major redesign. It's not like the infamous Netflix redesign from a couple years ago, for example. I don't think it's at the level of the recent Yahoo Mail redesign.

Nevertheless, here are a few of the "freak outs":

Every time a major product gets a redesign, there is going to be some level of backlash. Some people just hate change, and sometimes people just have opinions (shocking, right?).

Perhaps the outburst will be escalated as Twitter continues to roll the new look out, because the roll-out is not complete. I'm personally not even getting it yet. So, maybe there will be a major freak-out after all. My guess is that people will get over it in about a day or so either way.

Image: Twitter (YouTube)

Chris Crum
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