Twitter CEO Elon Musk recently revealed that the platform’s user interface (UI) will undergo major changes. He announced a number of new Twitter features that will be implemented starting next week.
These changes include a swipe right or left to switch from recommended tweets to followed tweets, a bookmark button and long tweets.
Taking to Twitter, the billionaire tech mogul revealed the changes that will be made to “first part” of a “much more significant overhaul of the user interface”.
Elon Musk listed the upcoming changes to Twitter’s user interface in a tweet.
Swipe right/left to move between recommended vs. followed tweets will roll out later this week.
First part of a much larger UI overhaul.
Bookmark button (de facto silent as) on Tweet details will roll out a week later.
Long-form tweets in early February.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 8 January 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 post multiple tweets in threads. However, some users are not happy with these changes and predict that long tweets will hurt Twitter.
He also hinted at the addition of the feature “Bookmarks” in December 2022.
According to Elon’s tweet, the “swipe right and left” feature will be rolled out this week, followed by “bookmark button” a week later, and “long tweets” will be available in early February.
Possible integration of cryptocurrencies
According to an article in the Financial Times, Twitter filed the necessary documents with the US authorities to become a financial company in November 2022. The move was seen as a stepping stone to realize Elon Musk’s vision, which wants to transform the social media company into a “good app “. He also presented his ideas for offering payment services in a Twitter space.
While there is no concrete information on whether Twitter will offer payment services or whether the platform is considering cryptocurrency integration, the crypto community remains hopeful.