Twitter began implementing a major design review for its desktop site after testing it since the beginning of the year. In a blog post on Monday, the microblogging platform said that the updated website will be "faster, easier to navigate and more personalized" .
According to the company, the new version of the site has "an updated appearance that is more consistent with that of Twitter that is seen on other devices" . The new user interface will also provide users with access to many of the popular features, and with more customization options, the company said.
The updated interface includes a new and large sidebar on the left (see image above) with all the key sections of Twitter, including Notifications, Direct Messages, Explore, Bookmarks, Lists and more. 'Direct messages' (DM) have also been extended to allow users to see all their conversations and send messages from the same view.
Another notable change is the ability to quickly change profiles, which will undoubtedly be useful for people running multiple profiles on the platform. "Whether you have a profile or some, now you can also switch between accounts faster, directly from side navigation" the company said.
Last but not least, there are a couple of dark mode options that make the site look infinitely better from the start. The first, called 'Dim' is a grayish subject that most people would choose, but there is also the option 'Lights Out' for people who prefer a dark theme . These are just part of a general change that added a lot of customization options to the desktop interface, including a lot of other themes and color options.