The New Twitter Features Are Here or We Thought!
Have you noticed the new Twitter features recently? Yes, Twitter has been changing the way it looks on your phone and more so on your desktop. You may have seen this welcome message below when you login to your Twitter account.
Of course the changes seem confusing at first, as everything seems to be on the opposite side of what it was. 🙁
Now, there are less columns on the home page with these new Twitter features. First there is a home button. Then, a hashtag symbol for trends, notifications and lastly, a messages button. That’s it! Trends seem to be where Twitter is headed with this new redesign.
Why The New Features on Twitter?
According to Tech Crunch, “The move highlights how Twitter continues to chip away at ongoing criticism that it is too confusing for most people to use, which has impacted overall growth for the social media platform.”
For this reason I still give Twitter classes and sell ebooks on how to tweet. (You can click onthe image below to see the ebook now for 99 cents! ) So many people today still do not know how to use Twitter but many quit before they really get started too.
Customizing The Twitter Feed
The Twitter feed may be changed and customized with getting started as seen in the above image. Also, there are more choices too in the account settings area.
What’s Next? Likes and Account Switching
It may be harder to like tweets on mobile today with the new updates but with a swipe to the left it can be done!
Twitter is considering doing away with the like button in the future. ♥ Twitter feels that likes do not add to engagements on their social network.
Furthermore, another feature coming soon is the ability to switch Twitter accounts easily. Instead of logging out and back in on desktop. Similarly, this feature already can be done on mobile devices.It may be harder to like tweets on mobile today with thew new updates but with a swipe to the left it can be done! #newtwitter Click To Tweet
Android Users Check Out This Tweet!
We accidentally released our Android Experiments Program app to the public yesterday. It wasn’t quite ready for prime time, and some people have been experiencing app crashes. Sorry about that!
We’ve released a fix. Please update your Android app as soon as you can.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) April 24, 2019
Another option available with the Twitter mobile app is the “data saver” button to save data on mobile devices. Hence, a great way to save on data plans!
Missing Tweet Counts 🙁
Yet, with the new version you cannot see how many tweets someone has tweeted. How will it be known how active a peep is on Twitter with the new version?
Now you can see below how the old Twitter layout shows the tweet counts on profiles.
Yes, I’ve tweeted a lot over the 10 years I’ve been on this social network 🙂 That averages about 15,000 tweets per year. 1,250 tweets per month or an average of 41 tweets per day.
Do you know how many tweets you are sending out per day? Learn more here on how many tweets are good for your profile
The New Twitter Camera – Or We Thought
Now there is a camera right in the Twitter app on mobile devices. This new feature lets you write text on the image just like with the stories features on Facebook and Instagram.
Therefore, you can see it on the image below but not in the embedded tweet here. These photos on the tweets have to be opened to see the text displayed like a “story”. The background color of the text can be changed to make it POP.
If you have your location set on Twitter – it will suggest geo tags for you to use and relevant hashtags on these photos with their camera app.
But Now They Have Reverted Back – May 19, 2020
Sometimes it’s better to show than to tell. Now with the in-app camera you can:
? Take up to 4 photos or a video to attach to a Tweet
? Reply and Retweet with your photos and videos
So go on and share what’s happening in the moment in just a few taps!
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) May 18, 2020
I was just starting to love that Twitter camera feature of the image showing up nice and big and with text in color. 🙁
My pinned tweet still looks the same as of now.
— Lisa Sicard ???? (@Lisapatb) April 22, 2020
Going LIVE on Twitter with Camera App
This new app is great to go LIVE on Twitter and include a video up to 2 minutes in length. As a matter of fact when you go LIVE your broadcast goes to the top of your timeline for your followers to see!
With an event, it will put the tweet in with others using that hashtag. The app knows where you are with your geo location and hashtags. I’d love to know in the comments if you have tried this Twitter camera yet!
Hunter sunning himself as I work from the deck this afternoon. Beautiful spring day! ? pic.twitter.com/7MhJqYNKTn
— Lisa ???? (@Lisapatb) April 24, 2019
What Others Have to Say about the New Twitter Features
— Lisa Foster ?️ (@LisaFosterVoice) April 24, 2019
Well this is different. Anyone else seeing a brand new Twitter profile?
— WIRED (@WIRED) April 23, 2019
— Lance Blair (@V01C30V3R) April 23, 2019
Anyone else got the #NewTwitter yet? First impressions are good, it makes much better use of space by putting content into three columns. They also promise “account switching” coming soon, which will save logging out/in to use different accounts (about time!) pic.twitter.com/xy2HxBp1At
— Matt Saunders (@WeAreCharityBox) April 24, 2019
@Twitter why did you get rid of the number of #tweets counter on the #newtwitter profile page? I use that as a way to gauge if the account is legit and if it is worth following. Every time I switch to new twitter, I keep switching back just to see the count. #Twitter pic.twitter.com/SNx0RKoElg
— David Muttiah (@dmuttiah) April 25, 2019
Do you like the new Twitter features? I’d love to know which features you love and which you do not love! Please leave a comment below and le’ts discuss it! Also please RT this on Twitter 🙂
Now Updated How to Tweet and Thrive on Twitter- Now available on Amazon – April 2020!