Twitter CEO Elon Musk recently revealed that the platform’s user interface (UI) will undergo major changes. He announced a series of new Twitter features that will be implemented as early as next week.
These changes include an easy swipe right or left to switch between recommended and followed tweets, a bookmark button, and longer tweets.
On Twitter, the billionaire tech mogul revealed the changes that will be made in the “Part 1” of a “much more extensive redesign of the user interface”.
Elon Musk listed upcoming changes to the Twitter user interface in a tweet.
Easy swipe right/left to move between recommended vs followed tweets rolls out later this week.
First part of a much larger UI overhaul.
Bookmark button (de facto silent like) on Tweet details rolls out a week later.
Long form tweets early Feb.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 8, 2023
Last November, Musk mentioned that the platform will soon allow users to write long texts in tweets (which currently have a limit of 280 characters).
Musk said he plans to allow users to tweet 4,000 characters, more than 14 times the existing limit.
Some users are excited about these changes, saying they will improve the user experience by eliminating the need for individuals to compose multiple tweets in threads. However, some users are not happy with these changes and predict that long tweets will hurt Twitter.
He also alluded to the addition of the “Bookmarks” in December 2022.
According to Elon’s tweet, the “easy right and left swipe” feature will roll out this week, followed by the “bookmark button“a week later, and the “long tweets“will be available in early February.
Possible integration of crypto-currencies
According to an article in the Financial Times, Twitter has filed the necessary paperwork with U.S. authorities to become a financial services company in November 2022. The move has been seen as a stepping stone to fulfilling Elon Musk’s vision of turning the social media company into a “super app.” He also outlined his ideas for offering payment services in a Twitter space.
While there is no concrete information on whether Twitter will offer payment services or if the platform is considering cryptocurrency integration, the crypto community is holding out hope.