"New Twitter" is Now Just "Twitter"

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Last week, Twitter tweeted, "If you're currently using Old Twitter, we want to let you know that you'll be upgraded to New Twitter this week."

Well, here it is Monday, and the roll-out has been completed. Twitter announced as much via a tweet today.

"Old Twitter" refers to the old user interface. The new one was introduced nearly a year ago, and has been available as an option since. Many people have been using "New Twitter'" since then without looking back. Frankly, until last week, I had almost forgotten that "Old Twitter" was still an option, but it was. Just not anymore.

New Twitter rollout: complete! All users now have the same Twitter.com experience & can access our latest features. http://t.co/8dfSGdV 57 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

It was good of Twitter to ease users into the new design by keeping around the option to use the old one for this long. Major redesigns are often greeted with a great deal of hostility. It's much easier to reduce hostility when you aren't forcing the new way on people.

Of course now, that way is being forced upon people, but at this point it's not such a drastic change, because people have had a year to get used to it. Last month, they went ahead and switched the search feature into the new interface, perhaps preparing users a little bit more.

Still, opinions are mixed.

Just logged onto twitter and I am now FORCED to be a member of this New Twitter. Not happy about this... not at all. 〴⋋_⋌〵 12 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Dear new twitter, i owe you an apology....your not as bad as i thought you were, and I'm sorry for hating on you. Sincerely, i was wrong 6 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

still not used to this new twitter. its so horrible. change me back @twitter 2 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Personally, I think New Twitter is a drastic improvement over old Twitter. It simply makes it easier to put conversations into context and see various media. The following video shows it off:

Do you like the New Twitter better than the Old Twitter? Let us know.

Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.