Site icon Inspire to Thrive

How to Use the New Twitter Layout to Your Advantage to Secretly Rock Twitter

Fear? Not If You Use the New TWITTER LAYOUT the Right Way and Thrive!

A few weeks ago, I was away on a Viking River Boat Cruise. I looked at Twitter with my morning coffee and one morning a blogger named Vishwajeet asked if I liked the new Twitter layout. I looked around on my mobile device and didn’t notice any difference.

They had been some minor Twitter changes before I left that I started poking around with on the desktop version.

So, when I returned home, I opened my desktop and begin tweeting.  I started noticing the look and arrangement of my Twitter profile and feed.

Then I started finding new Twitter features that were useful that were never there before. You would have needed 3rd party tools to open us these types of statistics prior to these updates.

Then I started finding new Twitter features that were useful that were never there before. #Twitterupdates Click To Tweet

What You Can Discover Now with The New Twitter Layout

One of the things I really got excited about was finding out where people were grabbing my content to share on Twitter.

Yes!

Before this you might find some of it in your Google analytics or via a third-party app that may have cost you money. No more now!  (These apps no longer work with Twitter API and many went under or changed direction.)

One of the things I really got excited about was finding out where people were grabbing my content to share on Twitter. #newTwitterlayout Click To Tweet

How to Find Out Where the Tweets Came From

When someone tweets your blog post or content and it shows up in your stream as they tag you open it up. Open it up all the way. It will now show you them like this:

There may be more depending on where the tweets originated but I love this new feature! Now you know quickly and easily how other peeps are sharing your content on Twitter.

Click on the above tweets to open them up and view the original source of the tweet, sweet isn’t it?

This will help YOU decide where to spend your time to generate more tweets and RT’s of your own content.

How to Find Out Who is Following You on Twitter or Not!

This feature really got me excited! No more 3rd party apps to know who is following you on Twitter!

Now, open up any user that is in your stream and you will see if they are following you and if you are following them. Not only that you will see who else they are followed by 🙂 A great way to gauge your Twitter followers!

Another tool I use for this is Agorapulse. I love their scheduling and reporting tools but I’ve noticed in their monitoring tools things like this:


Below you can see the top tweets and who they came from.

Isn’t that a nice feature to have right in your Agorapulse dashboard? Sometimes I can do Twitter right from there along with my other social media networks!

How to Use the New Twitter Layout

By using the new Twitter Layout and not opting back to the old Twitter layout you will get more familiar with it. However, many people do not like change but these are really good changes!

The profile header is now 1500 pixels across and the profile pictures are now 400×400 which is bigger than before. If you have an older one, Twitter already resized it proportionately for you.

Other noticeable Twitter layout changes are the area in which things can be find. What may have been on the left side is now on the right side, etc. Take a peek around!

Other noticable Twitter layout changes are the area in which things can be find. What may have been on the left side is now on the right side, etc. Take a peek around! #newTwitterlayout Click To Tweet

How To Your Display to Find Things Easier and Quicker

Another new Twitter Layout feature is the display are found in your settings.  You can make your font bigger, change styles and colors.

Customize your Twitter feed for your own taste and liking. The lights out feature is great for nighttime reading on your mobile device 🙂

Which color do you have your tweets set to?

How To use the Explore Feature for You to Keep up to-date with News

Now, another new Twitter layout feature is the explore tab. These show you locally and internationally the latest talked about news on Twitter. If you want to view breaking news use the hashtag #breaking.

Twitter is all about news. It’s called the news social network.

You will also see topics based on your usage / hashtags. Very cool to find the most popular tweets about your niche.

Your Twitter Analytics Are Still There on the New Twitter Layout

Yes, you can still see your Twitter analytics. Just click on the more button on the button left hand side of your Twitter profile. These analytics still provide you with great information to help your Twitterness rock.

Media Studio for Twitter

This feature is for your live video. From there you can manage, schedule, and clip live broadcasts on Twitter. You can create clips from the most relevant parts of your live broadcasts and generate buzz around your content by Tweeting directly from Media Studio. Have you tried this Twitter feature yet?

In Conclusion of the New Twitter Layout

I’m loving the new Twitter layout. The new layout has more useful features than ever before! Just be sure to follow the Twitter rules so you don’t get locked out of your account.

I’d love to know if you are loving the new Twitter features or if you have noticed any other new Twitter features 🙂

 

Exit mobile version