Twitter announce it will launch its first major version including a series of changes. As Twitter mentions on its own blog, “Twitter has always been about getting a lot in a little. The constraint of 140 characters drives conciseness and lets you quickly discover and share what’s happening. Yet, we’ve learned something since starting Twitter—life doesn’t always fit into 140 characters or less”.
The new re-engineered Twitter.com that provides an easier, faster, and richer experience. The new version includes the already familiar timeline, more information under each tweet, deeper context and even embedded media. Also, clicking on individual tweets will slide a panel with more information and content.
Twitter will have a new design – a cleaner timeline and a rich details pane -, media included – easy to see embedded photos and videos directly on Twitter – , related content – additional information related to the author or subject of a Tweet – and mini profiles.
The changes will be implemented gradually over the next weeks.