Twitter will soon allow users to side-swipe tweets, trends, topics, and more.
Elon Musk today announced that Twitter users will soon be able to side-swipe to switch between tweets, trending, topics, lists, and more. Twitter’s new CEO has made sweeping changes to the social media platform since its $44 billion (roughly Rs. 3.6 lakh crore) takeover. He also suggested that several major changes to the platform’s user interface will arrive in January. Twitter recently rolled out the View Count feature for tweets globally, in an effort to show how lively the platform is, as most users are expected to read a tweet without interacting.
Musk shared a post on Saturday revealing that a new side-swipe feature will be coming to the platform in January. This feature is supposed to give users easy access to recommended and followed tweets, trends, topics and lists. Additionally, Musk said that with the gradual improvement of Twitter AI, “recommended tweets, lists and topics will become awesome”. Currently, Twitter allows users to read tweets in chronological order or home timeline with featured tweets.
New Twitter navigation coming in January that lets you swipe sideways to switch between recommended and followed tweets, trending, topics, and more.
Until then, tap the stars icon at the top right of the home screen to toggle.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 30, 2022
In a recent response to a Gadgets 360 staff member’s comment, Musk replied that “several major user interface improvements” will be coming to the microblooging site in January. Additionally, Twitter may also be working on replacing the texts for views, likes, retweets, and quote tweets under each tweet on its mobile clients with icons.
In related news, Twitter recently introduced a new View Count feature for tweets. This feature was previously limited to videos on the platform. In particular, the number of views is visible to everyone, instead of being limited to the original poster. However, the feature is currently not compatible with older tweets.
Twitter Blue has also received a few new features recently. The site would now prioritize paying subscribers in searches, mentions and responses over regular users. Additionally, Twitter Blue subscribers will now be able to upload 60-minute Full HD videos, which is an increase from the previous 10-minute limit.
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