Twitter is rolling out a new design over the next few weeks, just as Google have recently done with YouTube, the main Google home page and of course Google+ which continues to go from strength to strength both in design and engagement and has also just further incorporated itself into Gmail.
The new design should start to hit people accounts from now. and is also being updated on the official Twitter mobile apps on iPhone and Android. TweetDeck has also been updated for consistency. iPad and other apps are currently being worked on. If you want the new look on your computer, then login to Twitter via your mobile and you should have the new design on the desktop version as well, but remember, even if you see it on your mobile, it may take a while to reach your desktop client.
Here’s a quick look at the new icons and what they mean
This is where you can see all the latest tweets that people have made that you follow as well as all the current world wide trends over on the left. Basically, this will be your main window.
This is the area you will want to check out if you are looking to see if you have been mentioned anywhere on Twitter or had any of your tweets retweeted. Basically, it lets you trace all of your interactions on Twitter.
This looks like a pretty interesting feature, but some privacy wary folks who have disabled GPS on their mobiles and limited the main client as to where they come from, may find that it doesn’t work that well. This feature allows you to see results that are the same as your interests, like for example, computers and photography; and show you results and other tweets on that subject
This is your profile section where, as you guessed you get to edit how the world see you. This is also where you can stay up to date with your current DM’s (Direct Messages)
This is the one that most of you will be using the most. It’s where you create a new tweet, upload an image, video or add your location.