In May this year, the popular Alpha Twitter app got a new interface through an update that was highly appreciated. The update brought some small, but significant changes to the looks of the app. If you have a glance at it, you will see that the app now looks more rounded. Moreover, the developers included some new icons, plus some new buttons. Even if you Twitter 7.0 version went live just a couple of days ago, the changes made to the UI were applied through a server-side update that started rolling out later on.
Where Can You See the Interface?
The interface will become available to the mobile Twitter apps, the Tweet Deck and Twitter Life in the coming weeks. People will be able to notice that lots of buttons now have rounded edges. Another small change is the fact that the floating action button now presents a quill icon and not the plus symbol anymore. Moreover, the profile photos also got rounded, while the icons were replaced with wireframe ones.
You will also find some functional modifications, not only design ones. For example, the live counter feature went live. It was initially tested out for likes, retweets and even replies on the Android app and it had quite a good feedback. However, now it is only available on the Android and iOS apps.
However, many people declared themselves dissatisfied with the update, since they see it rather as a regression. For example, the profile background was taken away from the side panel. Moreover, people hope that it will still be possible to turn off the live counters. Truth is, they are quite distracting, plus they use lots of cellular data. As such, it would only be fair for people to have the option of quitting them if they wish.