Twitter will offer easy swipe and bookmark button as part of UI overhaul, says Elon Musk

Twitter will offer easy swipe and bookmark button as part of UI overhaul, says Elon Musk

Twitter will offer easy swipe and bookmark button as part of UI overhaul, says Elon Musk

Elon Musk has announced several changes to the Twitter interface since taking over. In the latest announcement, Musk informed that users will soon be able to swipe right or left to scroll through recommended and followed tweets. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO called the feature “the first part of a much larger user interface overhaul.” Musk further confirmed that the microblogging platform will launch the “long” tweet feature in February 2023. The promise regarding this feature was first made in December last year, when Musk said that there was a “new Twitter navigation coming in January that lets you swipe sideways to switch between recommended and followed tweets, trending, topics, and more.

“Easily swiping right/left to switch between recommended tweets and followed tweets will be rolling out later this week. The first part of a much bigger UI overhaul. The (de facto silent) bookmark button on Tweet details will be rolled out a week later in February,” Musk’s Jan. 8 tweet read.

Musk, in response to a comment made by a Gadgets 360 staff member in December, said that “several major user interface improvements” will be available on the microblogging site by January 2023. In addition to that, Twitter may also be working on replacing the text for Views, Likes, Retweets, and Quote Tweets under each tweet with icons on its mobile clients.

Since Musk’s takeover of the social media site, many changes have been introduced to Twitter. The platform announced on January 4 that it would expand the scope of the types of political ads allowed on the social media platform, reversing its 2019 global ban on political ads as the Elon Musk-owned company seeks to increase its income. The company also confirmed that it will relax its advertising policy for “cause-based advertising” in the United States and that it will align its advertising policy “with that of television and other media” in the future.

Since late October 2022, corporate advertisers have pulled out in reaction to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, laying off thousands of employees, reversing former US President Donald Trump’s permanent suspension from the site and trying to rush a function verification fee that has led scammers to imitate publicly traded companies. on Twitter. Musk backed his drastic cost-cutting measures, claiming to avoid a “negative cash flow” of $3 billion (about Rs. 24,900 crore).

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