Twitter has introduced a new feature for Twitter.com called Hovercards. These are simply little windows that pop up when you hover over any name on your timeline.
It’s important to note that a lot of people use Twitter through different applications and never even see Twitter’s actual site. It is nice to see that Twitter recognizes that people do still use Twitter.com.
Hovercards display information like name, profile pic, location, whether or not you follow them, verified user info, etc.
"One way we’ve found these cards to be useful is to find out more about retweeted people and follow them right there. You can also see more information with an expanded view of the card," says Twitter’s @jennadawn. "Sending direct messages to people you follow will also be possible with Hovercards so you can interact with tweeters without having to move off the page."
The feature is in the process of being rolled out in stages. Users may not have access to Hovercards just yet, but rest assured, they’re coming soon enough.