Twitter working on major site redesign

Twitter is still hard at work on its redesigned homepage geared towards mobile devices, and is understood to be testing more upcoming changes with a small group of users. Only a random number of users have been selected for the trial design. At the moment, changes reported by these users include, but is not limited to pictures showing up larger than before, and having a scattered timeline.

Twitter have even tried to move away from vertical stream and displaying tweets in “card” like format across the homepage. They have since reverted back to the original vertical stream, however, after complaints that it looked way too similar to Facebook and Instagram.

Twitter tend to test out new features quietly at the back end before rolling out the finalized version to everyone. Meanwhile, changes are also made to the “following” and “followers” sections. For these two particular pages, the card-styled design will apparently stay. In other words, every single followers or users whom you follow will be displayed in square tiles instead of the usual vertical list.

One more change that appeared to be forthcoming is the ability to for a user to opt only to see “Tweets” instead of “Tweets and Replies.” As of now, this feature is only available to Verified users – those with Twitter’s highly coveted blue check mark beside their profile.